This one extra click before online shopping has saved me $177 this year!

Way back in 2014 I joined this program ebates.com. Well, after I signed up I totally forgot about it, and my account sat dormant for a few years. Then last summer we were at a family camping trip and one of our friends mentioned to me that she was using this ebates.com program and saving money while shopping online. I was like, oh yea I kind of remember that service. She told me how much she was saving, and I knew I had to look into this again!

The program is simple, go to ebates.com, find the store you were going to buy something at and then click on it and order as usual. Different stores are different percentages, anywhere from 2%-25%. Once in awhile you will see a 40% or above on specials. They also do some Monday specials. The hardest part is just remembering to go there first.

Here is a screen shot of my total over the past year:

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I’m a Foster Fail and found a great way to clean floors without harsh chemicals

I’m a Foster Fail and found a great way to clean floors without harsh chemicals

Be sure to read to the bottom, there’s a giveaway!! So if you noticed my fourth of July post on Facebook you probably noticed I’m a puppy foster fail, don’t worry that’s not a bad thing. It just means that we were fostering a puppy and well we just couldn’t see giving him up, soContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Yep, I’m 42 and I still take hip hop dance classes

Yep, I’m 42 and I still take hip hop dance classes

Some say age is just a number, some say you should follow your dreams. So, yes you could say I live by both those statements. Tomorrow I will be getting ready to go on stage at a dance studio recital. While most moms will be watching their daughters on stage, I will be dancing withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

5 Steps to Building a Do-It-Yourself Butcher Block Bathroom Vanity

5 Steps to Building a Do-It-Yourself Butcher Block Bathroom Vanity

This is a guest post by Dane O’Leary from Beneath My Heart The bathroom is one of the most popular, fun places to redesign and revamp, perhaps second only to the kitchen, which is the inspiration for this do-it-yourself tutorial. There are more ways to do a bathroom vanity than you can count; the materials,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

My life living with EoE

My life living with EoE

What is EoE you may ask, well the official name is Eosinophilic esophagitis and don’t ask me to pronounce it because I can’t. I usually have my sister say it for me and let me just say it sucks! It’s confusing and interferes with life at the worst times. I was diagnosed about six yearsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Raising Celiac

Raising Celiac

Guest Post: This is a post by my sister, Andrea. She has child that was diagnosed with celiac a few years ago. Yep I guess you could say it runs in the family Two years ago today I earned yet another badge on my mommy sash to go next to my allergy/asthma mom badge. IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Dear Mom to a child with Down syndrome – and surprise

Dear Mom to a child with Down syndrome – and surprise

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I’ve gotten together with a group of bloggers to bring you a giveaway and blog hop that we are hoping will bless your socks off! We not only hope to bless several moms with some pretty awesome giveaway prizes, but we also hope to bless many moreContinue ReadingContinue Reading

How to get rid of ants the non-toxic way!

How to get rid of ants the non-toxic way!

It’s spring! And I know this not because of the tulips starting to poke through or the trees starting to blossom. Nope, I know this because I have ANTS! Those pesky little black things that find the tiniest of holes to invade my kitchen and just creep me out. In years past we have usedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2015 – Bonus Win Passes!

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2015 – Bonus Win Passes!

Woohoo the 2015 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is almost here! Last year was the second year that I attend this awesome event. It’s basically a candy land for someone like me. Just about every booth there had “Jen Safe” food. I enjoyed so many yummy items and I can’t wait to go again! It also grew byContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Homemade Laundry Detergent Tabs with Essential Oils

Homemade Laundry Detergent Tabs with Essential Oils

Making homemade laundry detergent tabs has been on my list for a long time! I’m not sure why I was so scared of making this homemade product. I guess I was always so afraid it was going to be so hard to make and cost a lot in supplies… but oh my was I wrong.Continue ReadingContinue Reading