#Vlogust Day 3 ~ August 2, 2015

#Vlogust Day 3

Way better day, but man are my neighbors wild! I can’t deal with them. LOL But they are real, down to earth people. It’s rare to find good neighbors.

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EBT Deals | CVS & Rite Aid Deals 8/2/15-8/8/15

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This week’s EBT Deals are getting better as School is coming back into session. Save your rewards for Back to School shopping so you can save money or get them school supplies for free!

Don’t forget to check out the Printable Coupon Page to print out coupons you may need for your trip.

Don’t forget to get your rewards cards! CVS and Rite Aid have separate reward cards. With Rite Aid you can load ecoupons via the website. CVS has a red box in each store that you can get bonus coupons for free or percentage off.

My tip would be to purchase the food items with your food stamp card so that you can get your rewards then do another transactions so you can use the rewards from your first transaction to maximize your savings.

I have included printable coupons that you can use to lower your bill. You can print off 2 coupons for each item per device. Example: If you have 2 laptops then you can print out 4 coupons. I also have included newspaper coupons if you don’t have a printer. If you are wondering where you can purchase coupons that have already been in the newspapers or buy a whole inserts to save even more. I recommend these Wholesale Inserts and Coupons Things By Dede

I also recommend using apps like SavingStar, Ibotta, Snap By Groupon, Checkout 51. You use your reward cards to load coupons on and earn cash in return!

If you haven’t already received your copy of Be Frugal & Fabulous with Easy Couponing then you need to hurry on over and get yours! This eBook has been collecting data dust! I have it around for when I had a couponing/deal site and I thought I should share it with you.

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#Vlogust Day 2 ~ August 1, 2015

Vlogust Day 2

It’s Vlogust Day 2! I started off the morning great and I went to go visit my neighbor….. I honestly can’t tell you what happened after that. My neighbors sort of kept me hostage and they weren’t comfortable being on camera. LOL NEVER AGAIN will I go to my neighbors’ house on a weekend. Boy, do they know how to party! LOL

How was your Saturday? Let me know in the comment section. Please Like this Video and if you want to see more subscribe here.

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online + Giveaway Ends 8/10/15

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Still hard to believe that I have a 9, 8, 7 & 5 yr old. Some days I just want to keep them in the house and never let them go out into the real world. Other times, I just want to rip my hair out and lock them out the house just so I can have a few moments to myself. LOL But the one thing that freaks me out isn’t them walking to and from school on their own, but using the computer.

I grew up when the computer, windows, and internet was popping. Before there was any internet we had a computer that had to use a floppy disk! AOL was a big thing when I was in Jr. High School. Cell phones became really big in the middle of my high school years. Seeing kids more updated on electronics is crazy, but my main concern is making sure they are safe. My kids only get a 30 minutes with television and if I’m not busy on my laptop they get the same amount of time online. Never usually works, someone is always fighting with someone so it ends up cut short.

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#Vlogust Day 1 ~ About Me

Vlogust 2015 Day 1


YAY! It’s Vlogust! Crazy how it was JUST April and was just enjoying the Spring weather (if you want to call it that) and now its August and its HOT! If you haven’t already got the announcement well here is Vlogust Day 1. I got the 2015 Vlogust Challenge Prompt ideas from here, but I won’t be following them exactly as it is on the list. Some days it will be vlogs, hauls, reviews, tags, you never know.

Some may be pre-recorded like this Introduction Video, but hey at least I’m making an effort to upload daily! I would appreciate it if you can Like this video and if you haven’t already Subscribe to our family channel.

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5 Ways to Be More Positive

5 Ways to Be More Positive


In the mist of life giving you lemons, you gotta focus on the good things in life. It can be hard especially if its pouring. The best advice I can give you is if you need to cry, cry it out! Hoarding those negative emotions is killing your body. Stress is the number 1 killer. Especially in women.

2 months have been hard especially with losing power for two weeks. But I’ve been trying to keep a more positive outlook on things. I know with every experience, its happening for a reason. Whether I have attracted it or must learn something from it. Life never gives me the rotten lemons. I am still able to make lemonade. It’s not easy trying to stay positive along with the cloud hanging around. The common goal you can be a more positive person regardless of what storms you are going through.

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How to Get Radiant Skin & Thicker Hair!

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I fell in love with Neocell’s Biotin Burst Chews so I couldn’t resist trying out another product! The best way to describe this product and what it can do is to watch the video below! It really goes into depths of what Collagen and Hyaluronic acid can do for not just your skin, hair, and nails, but also your joints!

Now people be like what you need an anti-aging product for? Well if you watched the video, after 25 your body’s production of collagen drops 1.5% each year! I need all the collagen I can use especially for my bones and ligaments since arthritis runs in the family and I’m a runner myself and that can cause wear and tear on the joints.

Plus it doesn’t hurt to prevent aging compare to trying to reverse it once its started! Noooo, but genes also run a  huge play in my skin. My mom doesn’t even look her age, heck my  great mother and her 3 other sisters never looked their age! Sehorrheic Dermaitits runs in my family also. I have aunts and cousins who currently have it. I just noticed how much smoother my skin is.

Super Collagen™ 1&3 is composed of nineteen amino acids and is a rich source of glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline. Once taken orally, it can produce peptides that stimulate fibroblast cells to produce and reorganize new collagen fibers which, upon bundling, can build the mechanical strength of the connective tissues and strengthen the extracellular matrix.

I’ve had this product for almost a month now and I have noticed a huge difference. If you are a runner, the first thing to hurt right away is your shins and ankles from the impact on whether its sidewalks or a treadmill. With this product, I can run a little longer with less pain. My nails and hair are shinier, but I can’t wait for the length to start growing like before.

My favorite way to drink this is in a smoothie! I’m obsessed with shakes especially since I can sneak in my greens and other great vegetables in without eating. Even in my fruit infused water I like to add a tablespoon or two. But its also great with just a glass of water. When I go to the Health Food Store, I always gravitate towards Neocell‘s products. They don’t contain the nasty stuff like soy, wheat, lactose, starch, corn, yeast, or artificial flavors. And it’s GLUTEN FREE!

It’s Official

Vlogust VEDA 2015


It’s official we are doing VEDA and I’m excited about it! August is going to be another fun month. It’s Andrea’s Birthday Month, then no more birthdays until January. Kids go back to school in August here and I’m sad, but excited at the same time. Journey is starting Kindergarten! It’s a bittersweet moment.

If you want to participate in Vlogust/VEDA but have no idea what to do? Grab your camera and you can follow these prompts! I may be doing a few, but nothing in this order. Just gives you some ideas on what you can do for those days you not really into vlogging.

If you are participating in Vlogust/VEDA let me know in the comment section with your youtube channel link!

My Updated Skin Care Routine with #Oleavine

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If you have been following me, you know that my skin isn’t the best example of perfect skin. I have combination oily AND dry, acne-prone, sensitive skin. It is a huge mouth full, but its the best way to describe my skin type. I also suffer from hyperpigmentation due to acne and seborrheic dermatitis.

Seborrheic Dermatitis also known as seborrheic eczema is a skin condition that causes scaly patches and red skin, mainly on the scalp.

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