TV Tuesday: Wayward Pines

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So, when I saw the previews for Wayward Pines, I was intrigued. I was not sure what I was getting myself into, but it looked . . . interesting. Interesting enough for me to watch the first time. And I watched the fist episode, and thought I "got" the show. I immediately thought it was going to be like "Person's Unknown" which I thought was ok. I was SO wrong and completely off based.

Turns out it was about something completely different which made the show a million times more incredible. There were several weeks that I changed my mind, thought I knew what was happening, and BAM, new twist! It has been a fantastic ride, watching the show this summer and I cannot wait to see what happens next!!! It is worth checking out! For those without cable or local channels (like me), Wayward Pines is on Hulu Plus. Don't have Hulu Plus? Sign up now for 2 free weeks:

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Mani Monday: 4th of July Inspiration with "Perfectly Posh'd with Shari"

It's Mani Monday and today we are featuring a FAN!!! We love working with fans, and Shari has some of the best manis we have ever seen. We love this look for the 4th of July!

One of her favorite nail products is Cuticle Cutie from Perfectly Posh. This is one of my favorite items as well. I keep it right by my bed, so I remember to put it on every night before going to sleep!

Want to check out more Perfectly Posh items? Just check out Perfectly Posh'd with Shari! She runs lots of great deals, giveaways, and give great tips!

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Freebie Friday: 10 things FREE on your BIRTHDAY!!!

Is your birthday coming up soon? If so, you want to make sure you are signed up for these fantastic freebies to celebrate!

Look of the Week: BB Dakota Boromir Sweater

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This is a throw back again this week (I have to find more time in the morning to snap newer photos). It is one of my items that I LOVED from Gwynnie Bee, but found I needed a size smaller. The BB Dakota Boromir Sweater I would say runs about 1 size large, so size down if you are on GB.
BB Dakota Boromir Sweater

One of the questions that we are often asked is if there is any control over getting sweaters in the summer. YES!! If you are not a GB member, this is what your dashboard looks like. These are my items on their way to me.

I am not sure how I ended up with a longer sleeved dress in there, but I guess I forgot to hold that one. Towards the top, you will see different areas, and one of those areas is the hold area.

You can see that in my hold area are dresses with longer sleeves, sweaters, etc. Basically, anything I would not wear in the summer. When it is summer time, I put the "warmer" clothes in the hold place in my closet. It is super simple to do. Just click on "Options" under the item in your closet, and choose to move it to "Hold." When it starts to get cooler again, I just go through my "On-hold" area and move those items back to my closet. You can do this many, many times (I am constantly moving things around).

Have an item that you want to return but potentially have again? I do this ALL the time. You just go to your history area, click on the item, and re-add it to your closet.

The best part about Gwynnie Bee right now? You can try it for FREE by clicking HERE.
FREE! You will get a free trial of 3 garments at a time, and can try it out!
What do I pay? Recently, Gwynnie Bee gave me a 1 item at a time upgrade for 3 months (so that was a free upgrade). They also sent an offer that if you purchased an upgrade, you would get one additional upgrade for life for FREE. So right now, I am getting 4 items at a time for $63.43 a month (I pay the base of about $35 plus the upgrade of about $28). You can sign up with Gwynnie Bee at: 

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Read it Wednesday: The Fault in Our Stars

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Ok, this is an older book-- but if you have not read it yet--- well, you simply must. When you buy The Fault in Our Stars, buy Kleenex with the book. Seriously, you will need them. Lots and lots of Kleenex. When I read this, I was a complete puddle of tears. It was cathartic and healing.

To be honest, I was not expecting much from The Fault in Our Stars. As someone who has lost a close family member to cancer, I have received a TON of well meaning "cancer" books along the way.
But this was not a book about cancer. It is a book about love. About taking the risk to love. About knowing that there will be pain from that love, but still falling with every ounce of your being.
I read this book in one afternoon, but I have no doubt it will stay with me forever.

To those wondering, I have not seen the movie-- still. I want to set aside a time I can be a great big puddle of tears again.

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FREE Formula for Amazon Mom Members!

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Free Formula for Amazon Mom members! Just add the item below to your card and use code GOODSTART at checkout.

  Gerber Good Start Gentle for Supplementing Infant Formula Sample Box

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TV Tuesday: The Returned

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I am just finishing up Season 1 of The Returned and am enjoying it much more than I thought I would. 

I started watching this because my mom recommended it to me. It does remind me a lot of Resurrection. A LOT. So, if you saw that show and enjoyed it, you will probably enjoy this as well. We liked the first episode so much, we purchased the entire season (we do not have cable television). It is intriguing and each episode builds on the last, creating a really good story line. The acting was good, and I enjoyed the overall season. The basic premise is that several people return from the dead. They all died at different times, in different ways, and do not seem to be connected to each other (at first) with the exception that they all lived/ died in the same small town. Unlike Resurrection, there is not a mass implode of dead people in the town. It is a small number of people, and you follow each of their stories. 
The only downside to the show is that the season ends on a bit if a cliff hanger (ok a huge cliff hanger), and the show did not get picked up for a second season (as of June 10, 2015 that was the news). 

Season 1 can be found on Amazon at:

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Fibre Craft Kits Giveaway

Welcome to the Fibre Craft Kit Giveaway
Sponsored by Fibre Craft
Hosted by Kathy's Savings


Summer time is all about crafting in our house, and we love working with different materials to make new projects! Do you love crafts too? This giveaway is for 3 craft kits from Fibre Craft. The giveaway will run from 6/22-7/6. This is open to the U.S. only. You can enter below for your chance to win. Good luck to everyone.

Disclosure: Kathy's Savings and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. The giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn.

Sam's Club Membership Deal!

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Are you a Zulily shopper? I am, and I just love the site! They have an awesome deal right now for new Sam's Club Memberships. There are two offers (I went for the party one).

1. Sam's Club Best Membership with Party FoodFor $45, receive a one-year Sam's Club® Plus membership, a $20 gift card, and more than $20 in Instant Savings for free cupcakes and pizza.

Details: This exclusive $45 offer includes:
  • A one-year Sam's Club® Plus membership (a $100 value)
  • Complimentary spouse or other household member card
  • $20 gift card
  • More than $20 in special Instant Savings** offers loaded directly to the membership card within 72 hours of membership activation
Instant Savings** offers include:
  • FREE 30-count custom cupcakes (Approximate retail price $14.58)
  • FREE 16'' Take 'n' Bake Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza (Approximate retail price $6.99-7.99)

2. Sam's Club® Best Membership With Back-to-School Clothing For $45, receive a one-year Sam's Club® Plus membership, a $25 gift card and $20 in Instant Savings offers toward kids' jackets and jeans.

This exclusive $45 offer includes:
  • A one-year Sam's Club® Plus membership (a $100 value)
  • Complimentary spouse or other household member card
  • $25 gift card
  • $20 in special Instant Savings** offers loaded directly to the membership card within 72 hours of membership activation
Instant Savings** offers include:
  • $10 off any name-brand kids' lightweight or heavyweight jacket (approximate retail price $11.98 - $29.98)
  • $10 off any name-brand kids' jeans (approximate retail price $12.98)
All items must be scanned at register by cashier to receive offers.
Sizes and colors vary by style and club location.
Kids' jackets are available in the following sizes:
  • Boys 2T - 14/16
  • Girls 2T - 14/16
Kids' jeans are available in the following sizes:
  • Boys 3T - 16
  • Girls 2T - 6X
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Awesome Amazon Diaper Deal

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Amazon is running a gift card promo with their diapers, leading to some HUGE savings! Here are the details.

First, you need to be an Amazon Mom to use the code. You cannot get this deal without being an Amazon mom member.

1. Click this link, scroll down, and check the box for the $15 gift card and add it to your cart. DO NOT ADD YOUR DIAPERS from this page.

2. Time to add your diapers. Here are a few of the diapers available with prices:

3. Go to check out.
4. Click the box that says "Save 5% on your purchase today and up to 15% on your future Subscribe & Save deliveries." You will get an extra 5% off your order
5. Add code 15PAMPERS at checkout to get your $15 gift card for free
4. Check out with some diapers for super cheap! 

If you consider the gift card as cash back, that is like getting diapers for only $3.49! 

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Mani Monday: Sally Hansen Big Glitter

So, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Big Glitter nail polish from Sally Hansen. It is my go to polish for any time I chip my polish and need a quick cover up. It has so much sparkle! This is Costume Glitters and it is super fun!

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Craft time! pH strips for TONS of fun!

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In the summer, we are all about LEARNING, and this "craft" has been one of our favorites so far! A while back we ordered these pH strips on sale at Amazon:
We had great success with them, and that is what you see below, but I am guessing ANY pH strips will work!

Then, we gathered liquids and some solids (that were more liquid-y). You can see below just a few of our samples.

Then, we made a chart to record all of our samples.

And then we tested each. The kids learned about pH levels, and what pH was (we each had information to look up and reported back our findings).

This was a fun, simple, and easy way to learn! And be prepared-- someone will probably ask to measure the pH of their saliva-- which we did with much fun!

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Dei Fratelli for all of your Sauce Needs!

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We love to cook more in the summer, but it can be hard with so many activities. We received some Dei Fratelli products to review to help us out this summer! We love the pre-mixed sauces from Dei Fratelli. they taste fresh, and make cooking a snap! We love making homemade pizza, because it is something the kids can participate in, and the Dei Fratelli Pizza sauce is delicious!

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StriVectin NIA114 Review and Giveaway

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Summer is finally here! We have been having such a blast gardening, going to the beach, and doing the kids' activities! One of the most important things to remember-- SUNSCREEN. I received a StriVectin with NIA114 technology face lotion in the mail to review, and am so glad I did! This is some of the BEST face lotion with sunscreen I have ever used!

StriVectin with NIA114 technology face lotion

First, it is thick and goes on well. But it does not leave your face feeling sticky (who needs that in the summer). It actually absorbs well and is easy to wear under face make-up.

StriVectin with NIA114 technology face lotion

I also LOVE the sunscreen. I was outside all last weekend, and my arms got burnt despite reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours. But my face did not have even a HINT of redness with the StriVectin with NIA114 technology face lotion.

StriVectin with NIA114 technology face lotion

Oh, and did I mention it is anti-aging. It is reducing my wrinkles AND protecting me from the sun! Who could ask for anything more from this face lotion. The BEST past is they sent me 2 full sized items for review, and I want to share one of them with YOU. Just enter below to win!

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Board Books on Amazon on Sale!

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What a great morning for books! There are several board books for only $2.40 right now (and lots of our FAVORITES). PLUS, the digital credit for slow shipping is now $2! So, if you are a Prime member and choose slow shipping, you will get a $2 credit back! That makes these books SUPER cheap!

Remember, when you check out to choose the slow shipping to get $2 back in digital credit (we use ours to rent movies on long trips). 

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Freebie Friday: Free Entrance to All State Forests for National GetOutdoors Day

Hooray! Tomorrow (6/13) is National Get Outdoors Day! We love being outside in the summer! There is so much to see and do.

The best thing about National Get Outdoors Day is that there is free entrance to all state forests.

For more information about National Get Outdoors Day visit:

Check out the list of national forests here:
Lot's of forests and grasslands are planning special events for tomorrow, so find the closest forest near you, contact them, and see what they are doing tomorrow!

FREE Photo Book from Groovebook

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Did you hear the news? Shitterfly bought Groovebook, and are now the ones behind this really awesome idea! We are so excited to get our first book. All you do is download the app at:

iTunes Store:
GooglePlay Store:

Load 100 photos to the app from your phone (it links directly, so you just choose them), and they will send you your book! Normally, the cost is $2.99 but if you use code GROOVEBREAK you will get your first book FREE!!!! AND the best part is, it is SUPER easy to cancel, so if you don't like your book and don't want to receive one the following month, just go on to the app and cancel once your book arrives!

We have made these in the past for family living out of town, and they LOVED them. We made a whole bunch and the kids still love looking at them! Try it now and don't forget to use code GROOVEBREAK to get your first book free! You can check out all the details at:

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Current Subscribe & Save Deals

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Looking for a good Subscribe & Save Deal? Here is this weeks top deals for Amazon Subscribe & Save. Always wanted to Subscribe & Save, but don't know where to start? Just read through this brief tutorial that tells you everything you need to know! Subscribe & Save What you Need to Know

All prices assume 5 S&S items. You have 30 days to reach your 5 items, and we will be posting lots more deals.

Need 1 more item to complete your 5 items? Here are some low cost ideas:
Need a coupon? Find them all here: Amazon Coupon

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