Monday, March 21, 2011

My Poor Boo

This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

Brandi fell and cut her knee the other day.  It was just a little scrape, but she kept picking at it, and now it is infected.  I have been putting triple antibiotic ointment on it, and it seems to be getting better.  I didn't buy a name brand product, though.  I have found that when it comes to medications like that, name brands aren't always the way to go.  You can get the same quality for less money when you buy the store brand.


Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products are just as good as the name brands.  I was sent a sample of their triple antibiotic ointment, and it works great.  It is helping her cut heal, and I love that I can save money by buying it.  And by buying these products, I will be helping Walgreens to contribute up to $3 million annually to the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™, which provides free preventive health tests as well as other health and wellness services and education to local communities.  You can find more information about it here

Now that I am on my own with the kids, I love finding ways to save money, and being able to buy over the counter medications at great prices is important to me.  It's important to you too, right?Advertisement

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Family Gourmet

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Family Dollar for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Food.  The one thing that no matter what is going on in my life, my kids keep asking for.  I still have to cook meals for them and make sure they eat, even when I am no longer eating with any regularity.  For the past few weeks, I have been eating salad, and pretty much nothing else.  Except tonight, because we had company and I cooked a nice meal.

Because of my new life situation, I have been thinking of ways to make my grocery money go a little further.  While this is not an easy thing to do, there are certain places I can shop that have lower prices, but the same quality of products.  One of those places is Family Dollar.  They have their own store brand of food called Family Gourmet, and they are so sure that it will stand up against the name brands they offer a 100% Guaranteed or money back within 30 days for a refund or exchange with receipt!  To me, that sounds like they are pretty confident about their products. 

One of the products that I usually buy the store brand of is cereal.  I think the prices of the name brand cereals are ridiculous.  In fact, the prices of most name brand breakfast foods are high.  Buying the Family Gourmet brand can save you over 30% versus the national brands. You can save $1.35 on pancake mix and syrup simply by buying the Family Gourmet brand.  Since we love to do pancake breakfasts on Sunday mornings, saving money on these products is important to me. 

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Express Spring 2011 Swim Collection

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of the benefits of eating a balanced diet is that you will look good in swim suits.  I have been eating a whole lot better since my husband left me, and I can finally see a difference in myself.  I am a long way from where I want to be, but I am headed in the right direction.  Summer is coming up fast, and I really want to look good in two piece swimwear

I was on the Express website looking at women's swimwear, and they had some really pretty bikinis that I will probably never be able to wear.  I did find a cover up that I love, and I think when the time comes to hang around mom's pool, I will be thin enough for it to look good on me.  What do you think?

It's pretty, right?  I love the animal print.  That is just one of the features of the Express swimsuits.  Other features include:

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* Designer details include flirty ruffles, sexy self-tie sides, glam beaded embellishments and polished metal hardware.
* Removable padding in tops.
* Bottoms fit smaller to size for moderate back coverage.
* Swim shorts available for men.
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For now, I am going to continue eating healthy and exercising.  Maybe by the time it's summertime, I will be rocking a new bathing suit.  A sexy one.  Advertisement

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