$15 Credit to Schoola- New Clothes for free!

Having kids means two things: Someone is always hungry, and someone always needs new clothes.

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 8.25.27 PMSchoola to the rescue! Through 9/30/15, when you use coupon code FALLINGPRICES at checkout, you’ll score 50% off their already low prices on new and gently worn baby, kids, teens, and adult clothing and accessories! But it gets better…Schoola is giving away 5,000 $5 coupon codes for a limited time. This means you can get women’s and kids’ clothes absolutely FREE for a limited time. Simply sign up to be the first to know about our upcoming brand-name, new with tags, flash sales from Gymboree, Tea Collection, more and They’ll issue a unique $5 code.

Oh, yeah, want more free clothes? Schoola gives new users $15 in store credit to use too! So recap:

  • $15 free for new users (refer your friends and you’ll both receive $15 to spend!)
  • $5 coupon code for the first 5000 people to sign up here
  • Free shipping through 9/30/15
  • 50% off already low prices through 9/30/15

Schoola helps you save money by purchasing gently used and new clothing and it also allows schools to fundraise without selling the usual items (candy bars, gift wrap, etc.). It’s a great way to help schools all over the US!

What are you waiting for? I scored 5 shirts for our fall Tie Dye project all for free!


(Disclosure: My referral link is above- I get $15 in store credit if you sign up, which is great b/c my kids constantly need new clothes, seriously! I really appreciate it!

Pick up a free 8 x 10 canvas from Canvas People & Everyday Family!

I think one of the best gifts for family is the gift of photos, especially if you have kids!

Right now when you sign up at EveryDay Family, you’ll be emailed a code of a free 8 x 10 canvas from Canvas People!

Joining EveryDay Family is free!v What a perfect way to get a jump on your holiday shopping list.

Vegetarians- Rejoice!

I was scanning through all of the new printable coupons released over the past week or so, and I found a bunch of great new vegetarian meat alternative coupons!

$0.75 off any ONE MorningStar Farms Veggie Burgers
$0.75 off any 1 MorningStar Farms Grillers Burger
$0.75 off any ONE MorningStar Farms Veggie Patties
$0.75 off any 1 MorningStar Farms Original Patties
$0.75 off any 1 MorningStar Farms Chickpea Burger
$0.75 off any ONE MorningStar Farms Veggie Burgers

$1.50 OFF any ONE (1) Dominex brand product
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) packages of Hilary's Veggie Burgers

I love how many different options there are for non-meat proteins!

What id your favorite non-meat protein?

Another way to receive high value coupons….

Everyone knows about the usual places to look for coupons, but have you heard about Brand Clubs? Some brands, like General Mills, Betty Crocker, and SC Johnson have e-clubs you can join. Each month or so, they’ll email you tips, trick, and recipes (usually), and also links to high value printable coupons you won’t find anywhere else online.

Here are a few of my favs:

SC Johnson’s Right@Home®

 Betty Crocker’sE-Club. Get exclusive coupons (up to $250 per year in savings), access to free samples (quantities limited – one per member), our hottest recipes, and more!


Tablespoon from General Mills! Subscribe and Get a daily dose of deliciousness right to your inbox!

Sign up for instant access to receive hot savings alerts for all of the latest General Mills coupons and deals as well as our BEST recipe ideas & ingredients, how to videos and new recipes right out of the oven and into your inbox!

Hopster: Another Printable Coupon Co. for your Savings Arsenal!

I love printable coupons for several reasons, one of which is that printables tend to be more specialized.  Those of us with diets a little different than mainstream don’t get left out.

Hopster is the latest in printable coupons, but it’s a little different, and dare I say, better than the usual suspects!

The coupons that Hopster offers can be “boosted”. Share the coupon on Facebook, Like the company, or take a brief survey. So the coupon that starts off saving you $1.00 can end up saving you more than double that amount. It’s like double coupons at ANY store!

One thing that I really like about Hopster is that they have a lot of natural food and medicine coupons.  Great for us organic food freaks!

Score a FREE 4×6 Photo Magnet from York Photo!!

Did you know there are less than 100 days until Christmas? I know, crazy! If you haven’t yet started your holiday shopping, now is the time! I’ll be posting free and shipping only deals over the next few months that make great gifts.

300x250Score a FREE 4×6 Photo Magnet from York Photo, and if you are a new York Photo user, you can also get 40 free 4×6 photo prints too!

To score the free 4×6 photo magnet, use coupon code STICKS at checkout. Shipping starts at just $1.99- perfect for any budget!

I’ve ordered one with photos of Lil’ Man and Birdy on it. It’s going to make a great holiday gift for one of the sets of grandparents!


WOW Summit in San Diego, CA 10/23 &10/24!

Ya’ll know I love Mom’s Meet (I’ve written about them before here), well they have an AWESOME event coming up next month, the WOW Summit!

summit2015_badge_attending_250x250_2I’ve got my tickets and I can’t wait to go! This year’s WOW Summit is sponsored by Solgar, Veri, SmartFlour, and Dr Bronner’s (check out the full list of sponsors here). There will be  plenty to do and learn about!

The Moms Meet WOW Summit will take place in San Diego, CA on 10/23 and 10/24. This annual conference brings healthy-minded moms and bloggers together to attend expert-led seminars and workshops, sample amazing products, build lifelong connections, and have fun!

Friday’s events will be all about bloggers! The day kick off with several workshop sessions, where you’ll learn from successful bloggers about building your brand, boosting your social media presence, and more. Then, there will be a special networking event (think speed dating!) where bloggers and brands can connect one-on-one. The day concludes with an awesome cocktail party where you can unwind and have a fun night!

summit2015_social_sponsors (1)On Saturday, get ready for a full day of learning and connecting! Moms in attendance will hear from guest speakers, attend educational workshops, and sample tons of free products in our exhibitor room. At the end of the day, you’ll walk away with an amazing goody bag!

Learn more here http://greenmosmeet.com/summit2015


If you are going to, don’t forget to RSVP on their FB page and leave a comment on this post. I’d love to connect with my readers at the event!

If you can’t make it, don’t worry, I’ll be reporting back with TONS of photos, and hopefully a giveaway or two!!

Review: Moringa Oleifera

I’ve tried everything to increase my breastmilk supply. Drinking tons of water, eating oatmeal until I look (and feel) like the Quaker Oats Guy, supplements galore.

600638b72f86e2f3fcaf08498417e4ec771f5856I have IGT, so there isn’t much I can so, but I’ve heard great things about Moringa Oleifera. Moringa comes from Asia where it is eaten as the whole leaf in soups. Pure Moringa Oleifera is one of the richest sources of nutrients available today. Moringa leaves have been shown to contain 9 times the iron of spinach, 4 times the calcium of milk, and 3 times the potassium of bananas.

After just a few days I noticed my supply increase just little, but in my case I’ll take whatever extra drips and dobbles I can get.  In addition, my horrible charlie horses have subsided!

I plan on continuing taking Moringa Oleifera as long as I can. It’s nice to see an increase in my supply and know that I am getting essential nutrients that I may otherwise be missing! I try to eat healthy, but sometimes I can’t always get in my 5 servings of fruit and veg a day!

Thanks to the nice folks over at Tomoson and Fresh Healthcare for the complimentary bottle of Moringa Oleifera to facilitate my review. I received no monetary compensation and all opinions are my own.


Free 8×8 Photobook from Shutterfly!!

This offer has been extended until September 17th!

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In need of a late summer treat? Treat yourself to a free 8×8 hard photo cover photo book with promo code FREETREAT at checkout from your friends at Shutterfly! Show off all of those great summer memories or get a head start on Holiday shopping- Photobooks make GREAT gifts!

If you are new to shutterfly, you’ll also score 50 free 4×6 prints! No Coupon Code needed!

Boring Fine Print: Offer expires September 17, 2015 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for one free 20-standard finish page 8×8 hard photo cover photo book through shutterfly.com, our mobile-friendly site, the Shutterfly Photo Story app for iPad or iPhone app (some book restrictions apply via the iPhone app). Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping, and handling will apply. Customer may add options to their 8×8 book (additional pages, StorytellingTM styles and elements, photo book accessories, other cover types, etc.) at additional cost. Alternatively, customer may apply the current price of a 20-standard finish page 8×8 hard photo cover photo book (after taking into account any current discounts on shutterfly.com) toward the purchase of a larger photo book. Not valid on 5×7, 7×9, or 8×8 soft cover photo books, TripPix, prepaid plans, other products, prior purchases and purchases made on the Shutterfly apps. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers or credits. Not valid for resale.

Frugal Costumes!

Halloween is coming, are you ready? If your family is like our family, there are times throughout the year when you need a costume. Prior to being mommy and Mrs. Bear, full time, I owned a costuming company, specializing in medieval and renaissance costumes, but I made all kinds of stuff, including a few wedding dresses (never again!), costumes for exotic dancers (helped me learn how to sew velcro in really well!), and pieces for local theatres.

Here are some tips on putting together inexpensive (and awesome) costumes:

1- Plan each costume.  Start with a sketch.  You don’t have to be Bob Mackie, it can be as simple as a stick figure wearing the costume you want or a collage of photos from magazines or the internet.

2- Make a list of everything you need, including accessories (shoes, hats, jewelry), and makeup.

3-Check your closets before you shop.  You might be surprised at what you alredy have and how it can be re-purposed.

4-Ask friends if they have anything you can borrow.  We were able to borrow a lab coat for one of Hubs Comic Con costumes last year and that saved us about $20!

5-Start at your local thrift stores.  Most thrift stores have a great selection of clothing, shoes, accessories, and even fabric!

6- If you find piece(s) that fit, but require minor alterations (hemming, shortening sleeves) and you have the skills, consider buying the piece(s).

7-Give yourself time to plan, sew, and shop. It may take a few trips to various shops to find what you need.

8-Set a budget and stick to it. If you are making an expensive costume, make sure that you will wear it multiple times.  You want to get your moneys worth!

9-Know your limits. If you can’t sew, don’t plan an ambitious costume without assistance!

10-Check estate sales, yard sales, garage sales and Craigslist.

11-If you are planing children’s costumes, check with your mommy friends to see if someone has a costume you can borrow. One of my local mommy groups does a costume swap each August. It’s a great way to score new to you costumes without breaking the bank!

12- If you are going to be sewing your costume, pre-wash the fabric, and follow the pattern directions!

Here is Mr. C. in his Dr. Jonas Venture Sr. Costume (thanks to the Frame Guy for the Pic):

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If you are looking for some books about easy costuming (and no sew costumes) here are a few titles that are in our collection: