Trying to keep up with your subscriptions in this economy can be tough, unless you are frugal minded and look for good deals. I discovered Subscription Addiction, an online source where you can get your magazine subscriptions and save some money too. The website is easy to navigate. You can find your favorite magazines by looking in categories or best sellers. You can also shop by price for individual subscriptions or package deals.
If you read several magazines, your best bet to get the most bang for you buck is to order a package deal. You can select a specific genre like golf or food and gourmet and then select the magazines you want in these categories. This food and gourmet set of three subscriptions is $30, just $10 per subscription.
I selected three individual magazines to see what kind of a selection you can find at Subscription Addiction. There are so many choices, it is hard to decide. I picked Guideposts, Scholastic Parent and Child, and Midwest Living. You can select any three from the list for $30 which is just $10 a subscription. You can design your package to fit your specific needs. They come in different sizes too and if you order more subscriptions, your price for each subscription is even lower. Think of it as a bulk discount for magazine subscriptions.
magazine subscriptions also make great gifts. Our boys have received subscriptions for birthdays and Christmas. They love getting a new copy of National Geographic Kids or Ranger Rick in the mail. These tend to be pricier magazines, but you can get the children's 3-pack for $45. In addition, each magazine gift order comes with a free gift Ecard to be sent to the recipient.
There is a nice selection of children's magazine choices. I even found the boys favorites, Zootles and Zoobooks. These are great magazines that if cared for will last a long time and provide hours of entertainment. The boys love to go to their grandparents house and read the old Zoobooks that their father read when he was younger.
If you are not sure of what you want? You can use the category listing to select topics of interest and then peruse the available titles within your favorite categories. I selected children and found a great selection of titles including ADDitude which is a wonderful publication we have subscribed to in the past. There are 52 choices in the children's category alone.
Here is a sampling of some of the categories: Comics, Gaming, Photography and Video, Religion, Sports, and Outdoors and Recreation. I did not know you could subscribe to a comic, but apparently you can. There are 30 titles in the Comics category including Spiderman, Supergirl, Captain America, and many more favorites.
They also offer free trade magazine subscriptions to professionals who qualify. Simply fill out the application form and submit it to see if you match the criteria.
If it is time to renew your subscriptions, Subscription Addiction is a great source with so many titles and package deals offering discounted prices. Don't forget, subscriptions make great gifts too.
I've been working on the Clutter-busting challenge all month and it has been a challenge. We are still going to be clutter-busting in June because we have a lot of cluttered areas in our home that need some TLC. It has been a lot of work, but the results are worth the effort.
I am so excited to share before and after pictures of my cookbook/art supplies shelves.
I donated a whole shelf of cookbooks to make more space and made room for the crock-pot in the kitchen. My bread machine went out to the garage since it is no longer working:( I miss my bread machine.
We love the new un-cluttered space. It is amazing the difference it makes when you remove the clutter. Here are some snap shots of stuff we got rid of since my last clutter-busting post.
Half a truck (we don't seem to have the cab anymore), an old trash can, a two piece bathing suit (from before 3 kids), kids place-mats, magic hat baby toy, odd shaped fabric scrap
An old laundry bag, worn out kids shoes, worn out kids clothes
Halloween pail, stamper (the baby chews on stampers), window cling shade, old kids clothes, old lip gloss, random puzzle piece
Bag of trash cleared out of my desk, happy meal toy, breast milk bottle, broken hanger, half a plastic egg, broken army man, wooden stick from toy we no longer have
Stuff from my desk that I don't need
I will keep you posted on our clutter-busting progress since we will still be clutter-busting in June.
I've gotten a little behind on posting giveaway winners so here is a big list.
Tiny Prints $50 Credit #530 Kelly
Manhattan toy Motorworks #238 Nicole
Chick-fil-A Salads #315 Kaitlin
You can still enter to win 3 packs of Luvs Diapers in my Luvs Diapers Giveaway.
There are several really good deals at Target right now utilizing printable coupons. Combine manufacturer's coupons with Target printable coupons and save a lot of money. Also, you can print both sets of coupons twice and double the deals. Only select and print the coupons you will use so that you don't waste printer ink and paper and your time cutting them out. Here are a few of my favorites. There are many more coupons on both sites.
Hormel Party Tray
Regular price $10.99. I bought it on sale at my store for $10.19. Use manufacturer coupon for $3 off stacked with target coupon for $3 off and buy for as low as $4.19 plus there was a peelie coupon on mine for a free 2 liter of pop up to $1.89. The pop was $1 and the coupon took off $1.89 so I bought the party tray and pop for a total of $3.30.
These are great items to have on hand for impromptu summer gatherings and they both last for a while. My party tray is good until September because everything is sealed inside individual wrappings in the tray. I am going to head back to Target to get this deal again since I can print the coupons again.
Select Up and Up hand soaps are $0.89. Use the $0.50 target printable and get it for $0.39.
Single roll Up and Up paper towels are $0.99. Use the $0.50 target printable and get it for $0.49.
Market Pantry ice cream is $2.99. Use the $1 Target printable and get it for $1.99.
Up and Up Baby Wash is $1.52. Use the $2 off 2 Up and Up baby products printable to get 2 for $0.52 each.
Buy one Market Pantry Pasta Sauce and one Market Pantry pasta and use the $1 off both printable to get each item for around $0.54. Price varies among products. These are also great items to donate to your local or church food pantry.
We recently went on a long car trip to spend time with family so I selected several audio books at the library. "Unbroken" was the first CD I put in the player and I was hooked. This is the story of Louis Zamperini and his experience in the Pacific in World War II.
We were so moved and captivated by this book. My husband and I both enjoyed it and could not wait for the next installment each time we had to drive. We really enjoyed the voice of Edward Herrmann who read the book. We were hooked early on in the story.
My husband and I drove separately for the last leg of our journey because he stayed behind for a conference. I heard the whole story on my way home, but my husband did not. He asked me about it and I said, "You will want to listen to it for yourself." He finished it today while cleaning out the garage. I walked through the garage and said, "Are you crying?". He said, "I'm teary eyed."
This is a story of unimaginable hardships, strength, courage, and triumph. I gained even more respect for the men and women who sacrificed so much for their countries and freedom in World War II and all of the wars following.
Celebrate your freedom today, Memorial Day. Honor those who fought for it and thank them. Remember those who gave their lives for it.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post nor did I receive product for review.
Check out the new "Bet on Your Baby", Saturdays 8/7c on ABC, in partnership with Luvs!
Every parent thinks they know their baby well, but are they willing to bet on it?
Bet on Your Baby is a new show where parents play fun games with their toddlers, and try to “bet” on what baby will do next! If they guess correctly, the family wins $5,000 in college tuition money, and the chance to play for $50,000!
All of these heartwarming and hilarious games are played in a toy-filled room called the Baby Dome. Do you think that you could predict what baby will do next?
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We were blessed to receive Ophelie and her Chicks from Lilliputiens of Belgium for review. HABA, a German toy manufacturer, also distributes some wonderful European brands of toys in the U.S., and they just added Lilliputiens to their exclusive line here. My almost two year old loves his new toy. Actually, I have seen his older brothers playing with it too.
"Lilliputiens is based in Belgium and its toys are made by hand with care in Asia. The toys, patterns, fabrics, characters, are all 100% its own creations, designed by a team of five young and trend-conscious moms who ensure that in a world full of little wonders, every toy has its own fun story."
Ophelie and her chicks have been entertaining my little guy with finger puppet fun, hide the chicks in the egg, hide the egg in Ophelie, throw the egg like a ball, and many more creative games. The chicks all make different sounds which adds to the fun. One of them makes the cutest little chick sound. Ophelie has become a favorite toy and one that we will enjoy for a long time.
This Lilliputien toy is well made. In fact, one our chicks took a leap through an open window and had an unfortunate landing in a mud puddle. She came out squeaky clean and all in one piece after a bath in the washing machine. Her squeaker still worked too.
Daddy even got in on the fun. Ophelie is also a hand puppet and her chicks are little finger puppets.
You can see my son playing with Ophelie and her chicks in the video above.
You can see Ophelie and Her Chicks and other Lilliputien toys at
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Disclosure: I received product for this review. All opinions are honest and are my own.
Fabulous sale alert! Starting today, through Monday, May 27th, Tea Collection is offering $15 Girls Dresses, $12 Girls Leggings and $12 Boys Tops. Stock up on comfortable and durable tops for boys. Mix and match adorable girls' legging and dresses for endless outfit combinations. Don't miss your chance to take advantage of this amazing sale from Tea Collection! Happy Shopping!
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Remember the anticipation before your precious little one was born and the joy you felt when he finally arrived. You can make those memories last forever with Tiny Prints. Tiny Prints offers a wide selection of top quality, beautifully designed birth announcements so that you can share your joy in style. I have three beautiful children and with each one I sent out birth announcements to my family and friends to share our love and excitement.
Tiny Prints also offers unique baby shower invitations so you can celebrate this life changing event with designs as special as your new baby. You will want to save these invitations in your memory box or scrapbook to remember the fun and excitement you shared with your family and friends as you anticipate the arrival of your sweet baby.
To make life a little easier (because after the baby comes, life gets busy!), Tiny Prints offers matching address labels, thank you cards, and gift tags.
Are you on Pinterest? Join the Tiny Prints #TinyPrintsBaby Pinning Party™ with
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You can enter to win $50 off total order at Tiny Prints. Enter on the rafflecopter form.
Disclosure: I have been compensated with product in exchange for posting this information. As always, any opinions are honest and are my own.
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