A $550 Christmas Cash Giveaway!

I know that Christmas can put a strain on the budget. Even if you keep things super simple, it’s still a little extra expense than normal. I love giving gifts as it’s one of my love languages. But with six children it adds up so quickly.

Some ways that I like to save money on gifts are to shop on Zulily (playmobil and lego sets are a huge hit in our house. You can watch for them to pop up on this daily deals website).

I have shopped on ThredUP for gently used clothing as part of their gifts (we always try to do clothing as one gift).

Shopping at Kid’s Consignment sales for gently used toys are another great way to get nice toys for a cheaper price!

You can keep things simple and do the popular idea of three gifts for each child. Something to wear, something to read, and something they want is a good way to keep the costs down.

What if you still need a little bit extra? I have a lot of ladies on my Lilla Rose team who do a fantastic job of earning extra Christmas money, and November is the best selling month of the year! You could consider joining a company like Lilla Rose to earn a little bit extra income!

I’m super exited to have teamed up with some other bloggers to offer a $550 giveaway! You can choose cash or an Amazon gift card, and use this money to cover Christmas gifts!

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Instant Pot Giveaway!

Instant Pot Giveaway

Instant Pot Giveaway

We love Instant Pot! What exactly is it? IP-DUO series is a smart electric pressure cooker. It’s Safe, Convenient and Dependable, created for fast-paced, healthy, family lifestyles. Instant Pot may just become your new best friend.

The Instant Pot is easy to use and allows you to customize programming with the touch of a button. This is not your mother’s pressure cooker! It’s safe (see user manual), and easy to use. Unlike other fast-cooking methods, Instant Pot retains healthy properties of your food.

It’s a 7-in-1 Multi-functional cooker: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute, browning, yogurt maker, steamer, and warmer.

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Why is Instant Pot Better?

  • Easy to Use and Clean.
  • Extensive Safety Mechanisms Throughout the Cooker.
  • Best-in-Class Customer Service and Support.
  • Strong Fan Base and Online Community.

Instant Pot Brings Back Family Dinner

How often do you mean to get dinner on the table, but you forget to pull out the right food or are left with no time to prepare? Cooking with the Instant Pot (high pressure) reduces cooking time by up to 70%. This translates to more home-cooked, healthy meals that can be prepared in time to bring back family dinner.

Moms with families on the go love using Instant Pot!
If you would love to use an Instant Pot, but want help to figure out how to exactly use it, here is a brand new, very affordable course on using the Instant Pot!

I’m going through this course myself, and while I already love the Instant Pot, I really need to learn how to do more in it!

Recipes for Instant Pot

  1. Tender Whole Chicken
  2. Mexican Chicken Soup
  3. Homegrown Chicken Vegetable Soup
  4. Southern Black Eyed Peas
  5. Beef Bourguignon
  6. Cheesy Potatoes
  7. Pork Chops with Cream Sauce
  8. Chicken Stew in 40 min
  9. Marinara with Bolognese Variation
  10. Perfect Instant Rice
  11. Cheesy Delicious Taco Bake Dinner
  12. Authentic Mexican Rice
  13. Southern Style Greens (scroll down)
  14. Canning Apple Butter
  15. Healthy Bone Broth – Paleo

Instant Pot GIVEAWAY Details

We think everyone should have an Instant Pot. It’s the latest craze for good reason. We’ve partnered with blogger friends to give away one of these beauties.

Instant Pot Giveaway

Sponsors include: Frugal Mommas, Adventure Homeschool, Ben and Me, Blessed Beyond A Doubt, Encouraging Moms at Home, Sidetracked Sarah, The Modest Mom Blog, The Place For Busy Moms.

Disclosure: *By entering the giveaway, you acknowledge and consent to allowing the sponsoring companies (as listed) to contact you via email/newsletter. If at any time AFTER the giveaway has ended, you feel the newsletters you receive are not of value for your family – simply use the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of the email. We never SPAM, and will not share your information with others. Feel free to contact any sponsors directly if we can be of further service. Must be 18 or older. Legal USA residents only. See full legal disclosure in Rafflecopter.

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Trades of Hope Review and Giveaway!

I have heard about Trades of Hope over the years, but never really looked at the actual website before. When I was contacted about doing a review for them, I jumped at the chance!

*Disclaimer ~ This is a sponsored post for a consultant with Trades of Hope. All thoughts are strictly my own, and I was not paid to write a positive review. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked the products I received, and it was a joy to write these thoughts!

I love companies that are created to help women in need. Trades of Hope is a perfect example! Not sure what they are doing to actually help women? Read what they have to say:

We work with the artisans themselves and organizations that are helping women in difficult circumstances. Some women have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have AIDS. These women have never had the chances we’ve had, yet they are just like us in so many ways. They love their families and hope and dream of a better life for them.

Trades of Hope necklace

I received this beautiful jeweled necklace that was handcrafted! It was pretty online, but in person it’s even more beautiful! I love thinking about who might have put it together, and feel gratefulness when I know that one woman is receiving a new life as she makes these products.

Trade of Hope necklace. Support women trying to build a good life for themselves through purchasing from Trades of Hope!

Trades of Hope Necklace

The colors go with almost any outfit!

Trades of Hope Necklace

Trades of Hope Earrings

I also received these lovely Crystal Spring earrings. They are dainty and ladylike, and beautifully made!

Trades of Hope sells Jewelry, Scarves, Handbags, Home Decor, and Stationary! I was surprised when I saw so many different categories, I only thought they sold jewelry.

If you want to help support a good cause, consider shopping through Trades of Hope the next time you need a new gift, or just something special for yourself! Amber is a Trades of Hope consultant, and she will be happy to help you!

Amber is giving away a lovely Haiti bracelet made by cereal boxes.  I never would have guessed that this lovely bracelet was created from cereal boxes! You can send empty boxes to be made into jewelry, which creates many jobs for women! Find out more info here.

Enter to win below! (Giveaway is for USA only)
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Birthday Giveaways and Freebies! Yes, It’s My Birthday!

Wahoo! It’s my 33rd birthday today! I also am privileged to share this special day with my oldest daughter who turns 8 years old today!

Carrianna and Mama

Here we were 2 years ago for her birthday. She has changed so much, and is turning into a beautiful young lady!

I decided it would be fun to celebrate my birthday with you all! To start, here is a fun offer available at Deborah & Co. only today!

It's my 33rd Birthday, and it's time to celebrate! Spend $33 at Deborah & Co. and receive a free scarf of our choice, only good today, March 23rd!

Spend $33 at Deborah & Co. (before shipping or tax) and we will select a free scarf to include in your order! It will either be a lace scarf, or a cute scarf with small polka dots on it! This offer is only good today, March 23rd, 2016!

The next great Birthday offer is through Lilla Rose! You all know how much I love my flexi clips!

Celebrate my birthday with this special offer! Spend $33 at Lilla Rose, and receive a free clip of my choice! Only available on March 23rd, 2016

Spend $33 at Lilla Rose (before tax and shipping) and receive a free clip of my choice! You don’t need to do anything to receive the free clip, I’ll just go through the orders placed today and ship the free clip to anyone who has placed an order! I will try hard to match up sizes with what was ordered. This offer is good in the USA only (sorry international people, shipping is just so expensive!), on March 23rd only, for my current or brand new customers. If you already have a consultant, please stay loyal to her.

Finally, I’m doing a fun giveaway! It’s just been a little over 5 years since I joined Lilla Rose as a consultant. Since that time, I’ve become a Director, and have over 400 ladies on my team. It’s pretty amazing, but I give God all the credit for it!

Tiara Crystal Flexi Clip Giveaway!

I’m going to giveaway almost a complete set of the flexi clip that made me fall in love with Lilla Rose in the first place! It’s a simple, yet elegant clip that works for everyday, and also for more dressy occasions! The Tiara Crystal is still a favorite of mine, and I’m giving away a set of Extra Small through X-Large! That is six flexi clips worth $95! 

Tiara Crystal Flexi Clip Set

You can enter using the Rafflecopter Form found at the bottom of this post, but for extra entries, you can participate in this scavenger hunt! Click on each blog post, and scroll down to find the entry form (super easy to enter!).

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