Monday, October 10, 2011

Shutterfly Halloween Cards

Stationery card
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Friday, September 23, 2011

Free Joby nail art!

Today at 3PM PST Joby will be giving away FREE nail art!
These would make great stocking stuffers :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Don't forget!

Don't forget to join for a free $10 credit! Today they have these building blocks for kids for $14 making them $4 plus shipping!!

The Help

I'm sure you've all heard of the new movie that came out called The Help, but before the movie it was a book written by Kathryn Stockett. I borrowed my boss's copy and just finished reading it. It was definitely the best book I've read in a LOOOOONG time!! My other male co-worker saw the movie and said that it made him tear up. It's a great book with an even greater outlook on how one person can make a huge impact on others lives and change history.

Right now, Bzzagents is running a campaign for The Help. Join and get the chance to review the book free! I would LOOOOOOVE my own copy!

Friday, September 16, 2011

New Bzzagent Campaign!

Christmas is coming faster than we know it and I know that my little brother would LOVE these Buckyballs!
For a chance to review these, and other products like it, become a Bzzagent!

Kudzoom $15 Credit

You know it's getting close to Christmas when you start seeing all these great deals and credits from daily deal sites! This is a new one that starts October first. Sign up through Saving with Brandi for a $10 credit!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

$10 Credit to

Join, a daily deal site, through Luxury Living Frugal Style and recieve a $10 credit!

You could get two of these collapsable water bottles for $5.45 shipped!!

Become a Bzzagent

And review things like this:

Just create an account here, answer some surveys, and wait for the offers to roll in.
With Bzzagent you'll get to:

  • Discover and try new products and services (often for free)

  • Spread sincere word of mouth about them

  • Have your opinions influence some of the biggest companies and brands around

  • I LOVE making my own sauces and salsa's. Something like this would be AMAZING in my kitchen!

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    $10 credit to Lot18!

    Sign up to recieve special offers and emails from Lot18, exclusive unmatched deals on wine,
    and recieve a $10 credit! They have free shipping deals all the time which could get you a bottle for free.

    I don't drink wine, but it does make a great hostess gift, and they also have really nice wine glasses too!
    Also, get a $25 credit for every friend who joins and makes a purchase.

    Please vote!

    If you belong to, please vote for my baby girl!

    Friday, June 17, 2011

    50% off one Old Navy Baby item!

    Check out these super cute Americana outfits from Old Navy perfect for the 4th of July!!
    And this weekend only, you can get them for 50% OFF!! I know where I'll be tomorrow :)

    Free 8x10 Collage print!

    Now through Saturday, June 18th, Walgreens is offering FREE 8X10 Collage prints for Fathers Day!
    AND if you do in-store pick up you don't have to pay for shipping!

    I ordered mine! :)

    Thursday, June 9, 2011

    Fisher Price Rainforest Playmat {Review}

    Olivia's Dad ordered this Rainforest playmat for her and I love it so much that I would feel guilty if I didn't share a review. One of my challenges as a new Mom has been trying to clean the house, or cook, or get ready while still being able to entertain my daughter and keep her happy. She's a mama's girl and she loves to be held! 
    THIS WORKS!! I have a swing... she's not a fan, a bouncer... not a fan of that either. This playmat is one of the CUTEST I've seen and it has so many features that keep her occupied. I've never seen so many toys come with a playmat before. It also plays music, lights up, and has little butterflies that spin above her head. It's great for boys OR girls and all the toys have different textures great for learning. The mat itself has a lot of fun features too! There are tags that pop out for them to play with while they're on their tummy and she loves the leaf that makes a crinkly noise. I'm SO impressed and the best part is that it's affordable! You can get it new on Amazon for less than 50 bucks!

    2 movie tickets for $9!

    Today Living Social is selling 2 Fandango movie tickets for $9!!
    The promo code ends September 9th.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    If you're married, read this.

    Obviously, I know nothing about marriage since I haven't been there, but I DO hope to be married someday and this morning my really good friend Kat wrote a great post on what she learned about marriage through her divorce and because a lot of my readers ARE married, I wanted to share it with you :)

    Friday, May 13, 2011

    Free photo book and prints!

    York Photo has a great promotion going on right now!

    Use promo code 11YAFREE5x7 to score a FREE 5X7 photo book AND when you open a new account you also receive 20 free 4X6 prints!

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    She's here!!

    I'd love for you to meet Olivia Lucille Mercado
    She was born April 15th, 2011
    7.0 pounds, 18.25 inches

    There will be light posting, as I'm enjoying my baby girl!!

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    Covergirl Natureluxe {Review}

    As a BzzAgent, I received a sample of Natureluxe Silk Foundation and Natureluxe Gloss Balm in the mail yesterday, and tried it for the first time this morning. I already am a HUGE fan of Covergirl, it's the only make-up I use and I love how affordable it is.

    This is a pic of of the foundation and lip gloss so you know what to look for, believe me, you want to be looking for this! When I put it on this morning, it was like putting on moisturizer. It was SO silky, a little went a loooong way, and it SMELLED GOOD!! Yah what? Make up that smells like lotion? I was so excited, that I brought it to work with me, and have made every women who walks in my office try it out! Haha. Oh! and the best part?? I looked online for the price and it's only $10 a bottle and did I mention that a little goes a long way? This is more than a great deal when compared to the other 'natural' foundations out there.

    The lip gloss is really nice too. When I received it I thought it looked a little dark for what I like to wear, but once applied it was actually REALLY pretty! I have the #260 Clay Argile. It stays glossy too, I've only had to re-apply it once today and that was after I ate lunch.

    And if this isn't enough to have you convinced, here are some other great facts about the Naturluxe line:

    - Provides a smooth, silky feel
    - Contains refreshing cucumber water to help balance the creaminess on application
    - Made with hints of jojoba and rosehip extracts
    - Abailable in 14 shades ranging from light to dark tones
    - Oil free, SPF 10 and dermatologically tested
    - The gloss balm has SPF 15

    I know that a lot of you read reviews all the time and just think that it's there because we're receiving the items and feel obligated to write a great review about it, but it's not true. Believe me, I have a stack of things to review that I've had for weeks and wasn't impressed with. I JUST got this yesterday and love it so much that I couldn't WAIT to shout a great review to the world. Covergirl has done it again!

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    Giveaways I've won

    Look at the fun giveaways I've won and received in the mail yesterday!

    This is called Blamtastic lip balm. They make really fun lip balm for boys and girls as well as these cute little lip balm holders that can be attached to backpacks, purses, or belt loops.

    I won this giveaway at Bless Their Hearts Mom

    I feel really bad about this one... I can't remember what blog I won it from and there wasn't a note or letter in the package. It's a 4 DVD set friend pack. I already won one for my little one, this one will be for my niece. I know she'll love it!

    And last are these Silly Bandz Silly Charms. How cute are they? I'm going to give them to my 7 year old sister. These are BFF designed, and they come with clip on beads so you can customize.

    I won these from Take it from me

    Disney Movie Rewards Codes


    Friday, April 1, 2011

    I'm still here!

    But I'm consumed by EVERYTHING baby! I'm trying so hard to focus on life and other things but I just can't get motivated... unless it has to do with getting this baby out!!

    Monday, March 28, 2011

    Monave {Review}

    I feel really lucky that I was selected by Monave to review their lip products because it really is an amazing product! I was shocked when I received the bottle in the mail and it was a descent size. It was a little darker than I would have chosen, but once it was on my lips, it blended perfectly! And not only that, but it goes on SO smooth and it STAYS smooth... It doesn't get all sticky or dry. I thought that I would be able to tell the difference between natural and all the other gunk I put on my face, (and not a good difference) but it's crazy how much BETTER Monave feels than the other lip gloss that I've used for 10 years.

    What makes Monave Lip Gloss so different from the other brands out there is that it's vegan AND gluten free. Gluten is the newest allergenic ingredient in the natural products industry, and Monave's products are 100% Gluten free! Here are some other great benefits:

    Affordable price

    Formulas made from whole-food and edible ingredients such as cocoa butter, macadamia-nut oil, and avocado oils.

    A multi-ethnic palette to meet the needs of the American Complexion

    100% Handmade products supporting traditional craft industries

    Healthy, skin-loving ingredients

    Natural fruit extracts provides a pleasant taste

    Supports the local economy

    Lip gloss isn't all Monave offers either! They have a huge line of mineral cosmetics that suit women of all ages, skin types, and complexions, Cosmetic brushes, facial-care products, handcrafted body-care items, and floral spritzers. Seriously, why wouldn't you want to use all natural products? It's great for both your skin, AND the environment.

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

    Saturday, March 19, 2011

    My 'unprofessional' pregnancy pics

    I've been SO disappointed that I didn't have the money to get pregnancy photo's taken and my sister suggested that we just take some at home just to see.
    I'm so glad we did! They turned out GREAT! Not bad for using a Sony Cybershot eh?

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Facebook Freebies!

    If you've never participated in a Facebook freebie, you really should!
    A couple weeks ago Tide was giving away free samples of stain remover for the first, I can't remember, 5000 people maybe? who liked them and entered their mailing information at noon. (or something... again, I can't remember)

    Because I'm OBSESSED with freebies and samples I was there, stalking their facebook page all morning waiting for the giveaway to begin and I did it! I was kind of curious though about how they would give a 'sample' of stain remover.

    Well yesterday, I got my mail and it wasn't a sample... it was a FULL SIZE BOTTLE with a HUGE sample of Tide laundry detergent. Go me!! It was more than worth the effort.

    Here are some of the Facebook freebies you can look forward to next week:

    On Thursday, March 24th, the first 200,000 fans to visit Suave Beauty on Facebook will be able to request a free FULL SIZE bottle of Suave Professionals.

    On Monday, March 21st, Schick on Facebook will have something exciting as well! Make sure you 'like' them for updates on the giveaway!

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    Free Glade Spring collection product!

    Free Glade Spring collection product to first 75000!!

    Just sign up with and you will recieve a coupon in the mail by June 24th!
    This is a great site to belong to, because they have offers like this ALL the time!

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Refer 4 friends and get a $20 GC!

    I'm trying to earn a complimentary gift card for Plum Reward: Refer Four Friends and Get a $20 Target GiftCard® from Plum District, and I need your help to do it. Plum District is the leading deal site for savvy moms and their families to make their lives easier and more enjoyable. I thought you would be interested in it ... and about that help: if I get 4 people to sign up for Plum District today, I'll get my gift card. If you sign up, you may have a chance to earn a complimentary gift card, too! Just follow the link below.


    Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    Is Target now cheaper than Walmart?

    A new study shows that on most items, Targets prices are now coming in lower than Walmarts!
    For the full article, click here.

    I've always been a huge Walmart fan, but lately with my work closer to Target I've been doing most of my shopping there instead and honestly, I haven't noticed any difference in my budget.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    Infant and toddler tutu's!!

    I'm now selling custom infant and toddler tutu's at Livvy's Boutique!
    This is one that I made for Olivia's newborn pictures, SO CUTE! I can't wait to see her in it!

    Free full size baby product!

    Episencial is the only skin care product made for babies and the only bath wash used in hospitals today.
    To get a free full size product check out the Episenial website here, watch the short video, and take the short quiz. Note that my computer is FAST but the video had to keep buffering so be patient... it might end up taking 20 minutes. LOL.

    I won another giveaway!

    Look what I won from Shining2Save!

    Monday, March 7, 2011

    34 weeks!!

    Sorry for such light posting... what can I say? I have Baby on my mind ALL. THE. TIME.
    I'm getting SO excited AND I just found out that I don't have to wait past my due date!
    As long as baby and mama are healthy my doctor will induce on my due date April 21st. I'm SO excited!!

    I'm still constantly looking and watching out for great deals and if I find any that CANNOT be passed up, you will know about it! But in the meantime, I'm getting ready for baby to come :)

    Friday, March 4, 2011

    Totsy $15 credit that can be used for shipping!

    Have you joined Totsy yet? Right now if you use the promo code 15CREDIT you can get $15!!
    I just bought the cutest blanket for Olivia for $1.40 shipped!!
    Be prepared to be frustrated though! I think a lot of people are on the website right now so it takes A LOT of refreshing to get the order finalized but if you're patient, it's a GREAT deal!

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    Clean Screen Wipes {Review}

    I was so excited when I was chosen to review Scott's Gold Liquid's Clean Screen and Little Clean Screen.

    I've always been obsessed with the cleaner I use for TV screens, mirrors, and glass surfaces. I HATE smudges and I hate how many times you have to spray to get enough cleaner to do the job!! First, I tested Clean Screen on my TV. Awesome... no smudges, only a few squirts, and the cloth that is included was perfect and left me feeling like I wasn't hard on my TV. Then I became a little crazy.

    I looked around the room wondering what else I could clean with Clean Screen.

    And then I noticed the mirror that is hanging about my book shelf. My mom, being sweet one day wrote 'I love you, love mama' with lipstick at the bottom of the mirror. This was back in October or November and to this day I haven't been able to find anything that would take it off without leaving a big smudgy lipstick mess, so I've left it, but oh man has it been bothering me lately!! So I decided to try the Clean Screen. I sprayed a couple of squirts and it came RIGHT OFF!! This stuff is AWESOME!!

    Another thing I struggle with cleaning is my Blackberry screen. I can't even tell you how many times I've licked it just to leave annoying smudges and I feel bad every time because I know spit can't be good for my screen. I try to breathe hot air on it too and wipe with my shirt but it still never gets the screen clean like I want it.  So I was also really excited to try the Little Clean Screen wipes. And, you guessed it... AWESOME! And I know that they're safe for my screen which is the best part.

    If you have electronics in your home... TV's, Flat screens, Computer screens, and Cell phones that you worry about cleaning safely and effectively, I HIGHLY suggest you try Clean Screen.

    You can buy Clean Screen and Little Clean Screen HERE.

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    Ruelala $20 credit is back!

    Yay! It looks like the Ruelala $20 credit is making another round!
    If you didn't sign up last time make sure you sign up through Deal Seeking Mom's Paypal Invite to receive your credit (it can take up to 48 hours to show up on your account)
    When I did this deal I got a super cute serving dish for free!

    Friday, February 18, 2011

    Are you taking advantage of Amazon Moms?

    Because you should!! Look at the purchase I just made on 192 count Huggies diapers:
    I ended up getting a CREDIT BALANCE on my account of $2 when all was said and done.

    Shipping Method: Two-Day Shipping

    Subtotal of Items:   $30.65
    Shipping & Handling:   $0.00
    Promotion Applied:   -$6.13
    Promotion Applied:   -$6.13
    Promotion Applied:   -$9.20
    Total:   $9.19
    Gift Cards:   -$9.19
    Total for this Order:   $0.00

    Delivery estimate: February 22, 2011 1"Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers, Size 1-2, 192-Count"
    Health and Beauty; $30.65

    So how did I manage to get 192 diapers and still make $2?!
    First, I joined the Amazon Mom club which automatically qualifies you for free shipping on any products.

    Then I chose the package of diapers I wanted to purchase and subscribed. When you subscribe, it lets you choose how often you want them to send you the product and it also gives you an additional 30% off! The great thing about this is that you can change your subscription or cancel at anytime.

    Then, I used 2, yes that's right, it let me use TWO 20% coupons from parenting magazine.

    That took my order to the 9.19. I had an $11.00 Amazon gift card so at the end of the transaction I ended up with $2.

    Seriously, HOLD ON to those diaper coupons!

    My Etsy Shop!!

    I'm so excited to introduce Livvy's Boutique!! Where I get to share my love of girls headbands, hairclips, hairbows, flowers, and bedroom decor. Here are a few things I have for sale right now:



    Please take a look around Livvy's boutique and comment letting me know some of your favorite items. On Monday, I'll check the comments and hold a fun giveaway!

    Also, please don't mind the photo quality, these were taken from my blackberry and I'm still trying to figure out the most convenient way to use my actual camera.