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Bedtime for Baby Book Reviews: Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh No!) and the Amazing Cast that Fixed It

Today is Tell a Story Day and what better day to share a great read with your kiddos.  

A few weeks ago, I received a copy of Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh No!) and the Amazing Cast that Fixed It from Cadence Book group. This heartwarming story tells the true story of how a cast helped a little girl who broke her femur bone learn patience. 
Sammy's Broken Leg (Oh No!) and the Amazing Cast that Fixed Itwas written by the child's grandmother, Judith Wolf Mandell, and is a reminder of the challenges, power and strength of our little ones.

Last month I shared how my son broke his ankle in a wrestling match and was in a cast for a few weeks and I remember how out of place he felt not being able to get around.  I just can't imagine how difficult it would be for a little one to be in a cast for several weeks while their body healed.  However, there is so much encouragement in Mandell's shares her granddaughter's story of triumph and healing.

 Meet Sammy: An hour ago she was fine…

Snack Code Extravaganza (US & Canada)

Who's hungry? Swagbucks is having a "Snack" Code Extravaganza to mark the occasion, which is one of the easiest ways to earn SB!

What are SB you ask? SB are points you earn on Swagbucks, a website where you can get gift cards for the things you do online - I've gotten lots of gift cards which I've used to purchase graduation gifts, baby shower gifts, wedding gifts and gifts for my family, friends and myself! These are the best days to start!

It takes place Wednesday, April 26th at 7am PDT and goes until 5pm PDT! All you have to do is look out for the Swag Code notifications, enter the code, and you earn SB (which can be redeemed for gift cards)!

There will be 6 Swag Codes throughout the day worth a total of 40 SB!!! 

Look out for the Swag Codes all over Swagbucks!

Sign up here to grab as many Swag Codes as you can and get your first gift card even faster!

Save on Luvs Diapers with $2 Sunday Paper Coupon and $1 Printable Coupon

“This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.   I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.” Babies are cute, cuddly and EXPENSIVE.  Even though we manage to save money by breastfeeding our little ones, we were always on the lookout for discounts on baby.  

I am excited to share this fab find:  Not one but TWO coupons on your next purchase of Luvs diapers.  I used Luvs with all of three boys and our little old lady.  Luvs kept them dry through the night and the price was well below some of the other brands.  We had three in diapers at the same time so I really loved the stretchy tabs which fastened over and over again for those frequent diaper checks.  Just one of the many joys of multiples, sometimes you just don't know who did it so you gotta check 'em all.  *smile* Now I buy Luvs for the Littlest One.  I was so surprised when her mom told me she used Luvs diapers.  I used Luvs with my kids and here we are another generation…

My Nutrisystem Journey Weeks 9-10 Surviving Easter and Curbing My Cravings

How was your Easter?  Typically, Easter is all about the food.  My family prepares a huge Easter dinner and we gather to indulge.  This year was different for me.  This year, I wasn't focused on food.  I didn't help with the preparation of the food, I didn't overindulge in the food and I didn't miss the food.

This year I channeled my energies into our church's annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Since I didnt' have to help with the cooking, I helped our church youth plan a banner Easter Egg hunt complete with face painting and a bounce house.  Not a huge fan of bounce houses but that's another story for another day.

We planned a HUGE Easter Egg Hunt and filled lots of plastic eggs with candy.
A few months ago, being surrounded by all that candy, I would've had one piece, then another piece and then another and then looked up to an empty bag. 

Truth is we all have our vices. Nutrisystem teaches us to eat to fuel our bodies and provides foods which are full of fiber an…

Steak 'N Shake Bonus Days

If you love Steak 'N Shake, you can get a 15% cashback when you purchase Steak 'N Shake gift cards from MyGiftCardsPlus, which is a site that gives you cash back when you buy gift cards to your favorite retailers.

The cash back is paid in the form of SB points on Swagbucks, which you can turn into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, or PayPal. You can take advantage of this deal by clicking here, and if you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you can create one there so you get your SB points for your purchase!

This is a limited time offer that's good through this April 30th or until supplies run out, whichever happens first!

Have questions about Swagbucks?  Let me know, leave a comment below.  I love Swagbucks and have been a member for a couple of years and I'd love to help you get started.

700 SB from Disney Animal World

Swagbucks has a great deal for Disney lovers - get 700 SB ($7) when you sign up for Disney Animal World (an all new Disney collection of books and toys) and get the welcome package for free!. Get your welcome package today, an over $70 value, for free! You just pay shipping and handling.

Click here to take advantage of this offer - if you don't have a Swagbucks account, you can create one here. Swagbucks is a site where you earn points (called SB) for trying products and services (like Disney Animal World) in addition to shopping online, taking surveys, watching videos, and searching the web. Then you can turn those points into free gift cards from places like Amazon, Target, PayPal, Walmart, and Starbucks.

As a special bonus, if you click here and sign up through me this month and complete the offer before next month begins, you'll get a bonus 300 SB. 

So here's how the offer shakes out:

What you make: 700 SB ($7) for completing the offer + 300 SB ($3) bonus for new memb…

April Swago is here! 700 SB Bonus

Swagbucks has one more bit of April fun - it's the return of Swago! It's just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online.

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 700 SB ($7) bonus!

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before May 1st, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Have questions about Swagbucks?  Let me know, leave a comment below.

April Swago is here!

Swagbucks has one more bit of April fun - it's the return of Swago! It's just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online.

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 300 SB bonus!

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before May 1st, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Mother's Day Sale - US Swagbucks

It may not seem like it, but Mother's Day will be here before you know it! Swagbucks is jumping on it early and offering double cash back (in the form of SB points) at several of your favorite merchants. If you haven't heard of Swagbucks, when you shop there you get cash back in the form of SB points for every dollar you spend. Then you redeem those points for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and more! Sign up here to get started!

Plus, if you've signed up through my links at some point this month (or do it now), you'll get a $2 (200 SB) bonus added to your account when you spend $25 or more through Swagbucks Shop before the first of May!

You can earn SB in all sorts of ways, including discovering deals and trying new products/services, watching videos, taking surveys, or just searching the web!  

Get your shopping done early AND get points for it! Offers last until May 14th, 2017.

I LOVE Swagbucks and have been earning and using Swag…

Get $28 to try Hulu THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

If you've been thinking about trying Hulu, this weekend is the time to do it. Thanks to an offer through Swagbucks, you get $28 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you're making $20 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here's how you do it:

1. Click this link
2. Create your Swagbucks account (takes 30 seconds)
3. Click "Continue" and sign up for Hulu
4. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes.

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

This is a great time to join because when you sign up for …

Egg-cellent Team Challenge #Swagbucks

Easter is bringing with it another fun team challenge to help you earn SB from Swagbucks! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web

If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! Their latest, the "Egg-cellent" Team Challenge, begins Monday, April 17th. 

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site:  
  1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team. Pre-registration is going on right now! If you don't already have an account, you can sign up on this page as well.

  2. Starting April 17th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you'll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.

  3. Check back on the pag…

$25 Paypal Cash Rain Rain Go Away! Giveaway Hop

I am so excited to be a part of the Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop hosted byThe Kids Did It and The Mommy Island Here's your chance to win $25 Paypal cash from Three Boys and an Old Lady blog + enter more than 100 other fab blog giveaways.

Giveaway runs from April 5 - 19
Be sure to visit daily and enter the secret code word to earn extra entries.

Click HERE for today's Secret Word
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Spring Into Deals - Discover

To celebrate the beginning of Spring, Swagbucks is offering HUGE SB on Discover offers, so now’s the time to try out some of these products and services! If you're not familiar, Swagbucks is a site where you earn points (called SB) for checking out deals and products from different companies. Then you redeem those SB for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and many more. You can also earn SB for things like shopping online, taking surveys, watching videos, and searching the web!

To take advantage of the Spring Into Deals bonanza and check out over 100 Deals that are now more rewarding than ever, just click here to get started

Here’s just a few deals you’ll find: Divine Eats = earn 50 SB Church’s Chicken = earn 100 SB Auntie Anne’s = earn 100 SB 60 Seconds Home Life Insurance = earn 100 SB  We’re also giving you even more SB on our most popular offers for a limited time: Uber: Need extra cash? Earn with Uber & Get $90 in Gift Cards! Sign Up…

Spring Into Deals - Shopping

Spring has sprung and at Swagbucks, the deals are in full bloom. They're giving back BIG Cash Back on your favorite merchants. If you haven't heard of Swagbucks, when you shop there you get cash back in the form of SB points for every dollar you spend. Then you redeem those points for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and more! Sign up here to get started   

The weekend is upon us and the weather is warming up, so now’s the perfect time to do a little shopping! Need to update your wardrobe for the new season? Check out all the great Cash Back deals you can earn at:

JCPenney – 15% Cash Back 
Nike – 20% Cash Back
Macy’s – 12% Cash Back
Gap – 8% Cash Back

Looking to do some spring cleaning and organizing? Check out great deals at these retailers:

Home Depot = 3% Cash Back
Target = 4% Cash Back
Walmart = Up to 8% Cash Back
Lowe’s = 3% Cash Back

Plus, if you've signed up through my links at some point this month …

My Nutrisystem Journey Week 8 "How's the food?"

One of the first questions I get from family and friends about Nutrisystem is "How's the food?"

Seriously, if I was compiling a list of Top 10 Things People Ask Me About Nutrisystem, "How's the food" would rank 1st. 

With over 150 foods to choose from, Nutrisystem offers a wide variety of foods to choose from and you can customize your meals to your tastebuds. 

April Swago: Shopping Edition

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly. Here’s what you need to know to get your 200 SB Bonus(and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern): Shop Swago will begin on Monday, April 10th at 9am PT/12pm ET, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.Be…

Bedtime for Baby Book Reviews: 5 Wonderful Interactive Reads for Toddlers from Silver Dolphin Books

Reading to toddlers can be challenging.  They're tempted to turn pages before you've finished reading them, pull, tug and turn pages while you're trying to read to them.  Interactive books to the rescue! Interactive books are meant to engage little ones with pages meant to be pulled, tugged and turned. I remember reading interactive board books to my little ones and their excitement pulling tabs on pages to see what was hiding below.   Silver Dolphin Books provided us with some interactive books to review and it has been a joy sharing this books with the Littlest One and others.
Push-Pull-Turn: Dump Truck Gets to Work!, Fire Truck to the Rescue!, and Up in the Air!($15.99; Ages 4 and up) introduce young children to a construction site, emergency vehicles, and flying machines in each interactive, oversized book. Secret word:  SilverDolphinBooks Each title features a lively story with flaps to open and tabs to pull to engage busy kids on the go! Lift the loader’s bucket, pull th…

April Collector's Bills

It's time for a digital Easter Egg hunt! Swagbucks is celebrating April with "Collector's Bills" worth bonus SB points that you can collect by simply searching the web. Collect them all, and you get an SB Bonus! Once you've collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more! Here's all the information for this week's Collector's Bills: Search the webthrough the Swagbucks search startingMonday, April 3rd throughSunday, April 9th, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either: 6 SB12 SB16 SB22 SB32 SBWhen you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 5 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a20 SB Bonus! Keep searching til you find them all!