Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Every once in awhile I read a article that puts things into perspective or make sme really stop adn think.
Aside from that I always try to ask myself "am I living up to my full potential"....the answer is always "No" but I am still overly happy with my life, I preffer to be happy then always striving for something over the top.
As far as parenting I ask myself everyday "is there a more patient and compassionate way I could be interacting with my son" and that answer is almost always YES!
I hope you take a moment to read this article.......

Monday, March 28, 2011

Extra 25% Off Neiman Marcus Clearance

Its not just kids stuff, all the Clearance on Neiman Marcus is a extra 25% off. There are tons of sweet Easter dresses, toys, boys outfits and stuff for mom and dad! My favorite is this........priced at $31 shipped!
Too bad we don't have room for it!

Kids Eat Free at Chilli's-One Day Only

Kids Eat Free at Chilli's with the purchase of a adult entree, coupon is good for UP TO two adults and two children! Must present coupon so print it out. TUESDAY March 29th!

Kids Eat Free

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Now through March 30th

Coupons, Discounts, and fun stuff!

I've had a couple people ask me lately where and how I find such cool deals. is my list broken up into three categories .....

-General, ie movies, vacations, restaurants, workshops, adventure and just about everything under the sun

-Childrens Items, ie clothes, toys, gifts, and more

-Coupons, Giveaways, and local deals

I am only posting sits that I have used and are 100% reliable
Click on each name to view the site.


Living Social is a website that offers deals up to 90% off in your local large city and nationwide.  Deals are amazing and can last up to 3 days or until they run out of offers for that particular promotion. I have gotten great deals on here such as two movie tickets for $9 and some great restaurant deals! Plus you get $5 for every friend that you reffer.

Groupon is just like Living Social but often offers more deals in Monterey and Santa Cruz. They often feature deals at our local golf courses and restaurants. Be sure to bookmark this one!

Slick deals is more of a forum type format and just lists the newest online sales and specials from all types of stores. So if your not looking for anything in specific and just want to know what deals are going on then check it out!

 This is a mommy blog that often tells us who and what is having teh best deals. its not always in regards to children but definitely worth bookmarking!

I think this is my most used deal website when it comes to kids! So great for gifts and fun stuff! Plus you get rewards for reffering friends and more. I think this website is the bee's knee's! AND a percentage of each purchase you make goes to your school of cool is that?

The Mini Social
This is another favorite. They offer really fun adn trendy brands for kids like Independent, Melissa and Doug, Croc's, Baby Star, Converse and more. This is the place to go for cool clothes and toys! AND if you use the code LUCKYKIDS through the month of March you get $10 off! Don't forget new stuff is added everyday!

Not only does Zulilliy offer stuff for kids but stuff for Moms. They have maternity clothes, chic diaper bags, gifts, and lingerie. A guilty pleasure sight for sure! Their kids clothes tend to be more posh and sweet!

Deal Pop
Deal Pop offers kids clothes, toys, and more for a limited time at a large discount.  Its fun to check back each day to see what they have to offer!

Coupons, Coupons, Coupons!
So I'll admit that the above sites are mostly indulgences and a great way to blow a paycheck. If your just into saving money then these links are for you!

Oh boy this is one of my favorites. For those of us that DO shop online a lot it would behoove you to go through Ebates first. Once you set up a free account you just visit their site before making a purchase at one of their hundreds of participating stores and you get a percentage back of what you spent. Every 6 months or so they will issue you a check or put money back into your paypal account. Last quarter I got $30 into my paypal....thats just awesome!
The name says it all. Its primarily grocery coupons acceptable at any store except Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. Pretty simple and easy to print out. Note: Whole foods offers their own coupons now on their website.
Another great site that has printable coupons and also more specific coupons for stores like Target and bigger chains
A mommy blog that offers cheap recipes, coupons, and freebies and ways to save.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Some of JoJo's favorite products!

So as I was cleaning out JoJo's room today I found that he made a squeal everytime I moved around some of his most precious belongings. He likes things in HIS order and to know where his favorite stuff is at all times and that they are within his reach. Its funny how some things I think are the coolest he pays no mind to and what he picks as his favorite. To start we have......

Skip Hop Zoo Pack:

He has the monkey and I think he loves it most because of its size (perfect for toddlers) and also because before we leave home I let him run around the house filling it with things he thinks he may need. it keeps him busy and makes him part of the decision process. 
See there website here below and find them on sale at

Next up we have........

The Goodbyn Lunch Box

They are AWESOME! No wasting baggies, have a built in handle, easy for little fingers to carry, easy to open, comes with a sheet of really cool stickers for the kids to personalize, and is dishwasher safe!
Currently on sale at amazon