Julienne Peeler Giveaway #UANB Event

 

Julienne Peeler Giveaway Event (9/8)

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This handy kitchen tool can be an easy tool to reach for rather than pulling out your mandolin or your food processor.  Easier to clean up too I would think. 

Are you a total foodie and just have to have all of the coolest kitchen tools you can find? Well, you don’t want to leave this nifty little gadget out of your foodie tool box! This awesome julienne peeler not only peels perfect julienne cut veggies… but it also slices the most perfect round slices of cucumber and potato slices as well! Check out Andrea’s video demonstration and review to see the proof.

Prize Information

10 entrants will win a Customhouse Julienne Peeler (up to $320 total value)

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Giveaway Information

Must be 18+ to enter. US ONLY.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Brands! Want your product(s) featured in an event like this one? Contact andge808@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments and be sure to check out our group website at http://upallnightblogging.com


Baby Shower by Mail Giveaway

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How many new time parents think about all the diapers they need. Even parents that have had more than one child remember the hundreds and hundreds of diapers they need while your little one is growing up. Have diapers on your list grocery list constantly or perhaps you are planning on a new edition to your family soon? Well, check out this AWESOME company that will DELIVER diapers and wipes.

Home of the “Year Supply of Diapers“, BabyShowersByMail.com offers an amazing service that actually delivers diapers and wipes to your house! You have the options to get the diapers for 3, 6, 9, and 12 months! BabyShowersByMail also has lists and lists of different baby gift ideas for any family! This company has thought of EVERYTHING!

Are you one of those people who have a hard time thinking about what gift you want. Or are do you hate going to the store to do your shopping? Well head on over to BabyShowersByMail! They have everything for little girls and little boys! Ordering is pain free, shipping is quick. Life made simple!

BabyShowersByMail offers products that will keep Mother and baby happy forever. They have an amazingly simple diaper and wipe monthly delivery service that has every brand and size a mother could want. Mom’s time is precious give her the gift of time and have those diapers delivered!  I know I would have thought this to be an awesome gift when my kids were born.  Heck, even now.  My 18 mo old daughter is still in diapers.

One winner will receive a 6 month diaper and wipe delivery package.

Giveaway ends September 12th at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.


Cracking Open the Door of My Etsy Shop for a Limited Time

How many readers have been here for at least 5 years?  For those of you that haven’t been, I used to make candles.  I had an etsy shop and even did a few craft shows.  I had been itching to have a candle making session for a while.  I had a request from a customer for more of my candles.  So I decided to crack the door of my Etsy shop for a short time and make it available again to place order.  I’m only doing 8 oz soy jar candles though as I’ve not find a good way to ship my wax tarts without paying and arm and a leg for packaging and driving up the cost.

I have a family member that every time she comes to town buy 5-6 off of me at a time.  She says “They smell so good, I’ve used all the ones I bought last time!” and my best customer from etsy says they are “the best of the best” and “even better than Yankee Candle Co.”  I don’t know about all that but I know my husband has been wondering when I’m going to make more because we’ve about used all of ours.

Anywho, if you’re interested in placing an order during my temporary “open for business” time, you can place your order here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/angiewith2

I also have a special buy 3 get 1 free listing in my shop.


Habits (Dirty Secrets) of This Cheapskate Mom

When you have a family and a budget sometimes spending things on wrapping paper doesn’t make sense.  I mean you spend upwards of $5-$10 for a roll of wrapping paper only to have it ripped to shreds and thrown in the trash.  And napkins? You wipe your hands and faces with it and throw it away.  Still some things are necessary or convenient so we find ways to save money wherever we can.  Yes we’re the “cheapskate” moms. I started thinking about some of the things I do and just had to wonder, does anyone else do this?

Stashing fast food napkins I mean seriously taco bell will give you 12 tacos and 34 napkins (I might be exaggerating a little bit) I take all those napkins we don’t use, put them right into a freezer bag and store them away for bbq’s and lunchboxes.

Speaking of freezer bags does anyone reuse freezer bags?  My mom was also a mom of 4.  I used to wash her wash out freezer bags and dry them and reuse them. I thought she was the ultimate cheapskate until I became a mom of 4 a realized how much it cost for disposable plastic bags. I don’t reuse them if they had raw chicken or something in them but if I just used them to store extra clothes or something, yep, i sure do.

Saving tissue paper and gift bags yep, I do it.  I take the tissue paper out and fold it up, fold up the gift bag and store it in a tote.  I rarely buy wrapping paper except at Christmas time or larger gifts.

Hallmark can keep their $4 gift tags! It seemed like highway robbery for me to pay $2-4 for a 2×2″ gift tag for gifts especially for the kids when they don’t always bother to read the card anyway.  I bought myself a packet of those card stock squares (just a couple dollars) an acrylic blog and a few stamp shapes: birthday, thank you, happy anniversary, etc.  I cut out a cardstock square stamp it and attach it to the gift. Done. You pay maybe $6-8 for the initial investment (the small acrylic square and stamps are a $1 a piece at my local Michaels and I think the card stock scrap packet is about $4 and there’s probably 50 pieces of scrap cardstock in there) You’re making gift tags for pennies on the dollar.

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Buying Holiday wrap in February yep, I told you I only buy wrapping paper at Christmas and for big gifts.  You can get Christmas wrap dirt cheap after the holiday is over in the holiday clearance section.  I bought a bunch of rolls: LEGO Christmas, Dora, etc for 70 cents a roll last year at Toys R US. PS you can also buy just plain red, green,silver, wrap too and use it any time during the year.

Stashing non-perishable snacks in your purse or diaper bag so you don’t have to pay for concessions and you’re not tempted to stop for fast food.  You know when you’re headed to the football game, the drive-in, wherever you think you can get away with it.  Fruit snacks, granola bars, dried fruit, whatever you can stash.

Buying reusable everything.  Fabric book covers for the kids for school, reusuable K-cup pod, washable nursing pads, steel or glass straws, whatever you can find.  I mean why buy book covers every year if you don’t have to? And disposable nursing pads are expensive! On a side not, you’re also living greener this way

Sticks, stick, sticks.  Seriously does anyone else do this?  I save popsicles sticks for the kids to use as crafts, to spread icing, make puppets, whatever (washed of course) I’ve received a few fruit bouquets and they had tons of those nice shish kabob and city chicken sticks in them and I saved them just for that purpose.

It was nice of country crock to give me this food storage container,  I LOVE those plastic containers with the lids that some of my grocery items come in: butter containers, cottage cheese containers, coffee containers, you get the idea.  They’re perfect for sending food to my dad’s or my father-in-laws house and not have to worry about if I get my good tupperware back.  Also good for crafts, sending to school with your kids, planting starter plants, etc.

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Heading straight to the clearance section.  One of the first places I go when I’m looking for something in particular.  I need a nice picture frame for the boys’ school pictures, wonder if they have any decent ones in the clearance section.  Dang sugar bowl broke, I bet they have one in the clearance section..if not I’ll use my blue bonnet container and mark it.

Using up every last bit, It’s nut uncommon to see upside down ketchup bottles in my fridge, upside down shampoo bottles in the bathroom, a little water added to the hand soap pump, and a visibly empty (except to the cheapskate eye) eye shadow compact because, hey, there’s still 2 more application in there!

Washing plastic flatware, I’ll be honest I didn’t always do this.  I have an aunt that does this.  I thought geez a box of plastic flatware is only $2 or $3 for the generic one at Walmart but the more I thought about it.  She’s right! So I wash them and store them in a freezer bag for a few more uses.

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Cutting off the kids torn jeans or sweatpants and hemming them to make them shorts for the summer.  They still fit, they just have a huge whole in both knees.  Cut them off, hem them and the kids have Levi’s jean shorts to play in this summer.

Who in the world buys cleaning cloths? Old towels, t-shirts with wholes, stained sweatshirts, cut them into pieces, whatever size works for you and you got yourself some new cleaning cloths.

Looking through your coupons to go out to eat.  It’s been a while, let’s all go out to eat.  Hold on let me check my coupon binder. I know I have coupons for a few places for free kids meals or 20% off our bill on Tuesdays.

Making old crayons new crayons, nothing like a fresh box of crayons but you have a container of broken crayon tips, crayons that broke in half, and crayon nubs.  The kids don’t want to use them.  Ok so you melt them down and use a candy mold or or soap mold to make cute shapes out of the nubs.  Hey kids check out these new crayons I got you!

Why would I keep buying bubbles?  You kids probably get bubbles in party favor bags, from school events, etc.  Save the bottles and wands and make your own over and over again with a blog of dish soap or bubble bath and some water.

 

As I was writing I kept thinking of more and more.  I got to 17 and thought, wow how many have I written.  I went back and started reading them and wasn’t sure if I should pat myself on the back or use a pen name so as not to embarrass my kids.

Tell me one of your “cheapskate” habits

 

 

 

 


Rtgs 20 Micro LEDs String Lights Review

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Did you ever wish you could brighten up an area of your home like you mantel or your china cupboard?  Have you ever wanted to put holiday lights up somewhere but there’s no outlet available for the string lights?  Every wanted to create a cute eye-catching center piece for a party but you’re just not that crafty?  I’ve been there.

Rtgs 20 Micro LEDs string lights can help with all those things and lots more.

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Don’t let the size fool you, these lights are bright.  The particular set I received were blue but they come in several different colors.  Just pop in 3 AA batteries and switch them on.  There could be a lot of uses for these, especially if you’re creative.   The 20 LEDs come in 5 different colors to coordinate with your home or party.

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These are very bright lights even for just having 20 lights on them.  The “string” is a bendable wire so you could shape it to fit in or around whatever you are using it for.  I decorated and bench we have in our foyer with them here.

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You could possibly create center pieces for things like wedding showers, baby showers, Halloween parties, birthdays,etc.  I tried throwing together something quick just to see what it would look like. The lights get pretty warm though so you’d need to be careful with what you put around the lights I’d think.  I put some shredded paper in this vase with the lights.  I looked pretty cool but after being on for only a few minute I could feel the vase felt warm. I turned them off and took the lights out of the vase just to be safe.

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I’m thinking these micro LED lights would be nice to put around my village at Christmas time or to put on a mantel wove around christmas decorations.  With new batteries, the lights will last for 48 hours.  I love the fact that they bendable to fit how and where you need them.

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What ideas do you have for uses for these micro LEDs?

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