Things You Might Not Think About When Moving with #SamsClub3M

This post is sponsored by and 3M.  Any opinions expressed are my own. 

I’ve moved a few times in my life.  The biggest move was from Pennsylvania to South Carolina while the smallest was just 3 miles away.  Honestly though I think the 3 mile one was harder.  Why? Because by then we had 4 kids, my hubby had an ebay business, and I had my blog established. We had a ton of stuff to move and packing  a house with 6 people in it seems like it takes FOREVER.

Here are some of my tips that you might now think of before moving to a new home:

  • Compare and contrast the price of hiring professional movers compared to renting a moving truck and packing supplies or the number of trips you have to make back and forth with your own vehicle. Not to mention packing supplies like tape, boxes, renting a dolly, recruiting people to help, etc.  Depending on how much stuff you have and how far a mover might be close in price after all is said and done.
  • You’ll need ice. Well you’ll need to pack up your refrigerator and freezer(s) for the move.  You’ll want a couple coolers and lots of ice to make sure you don’t have to throw things out.
  • Do a walk through in the new house before moving stuff in.  You’ll want to check and replace things like air filters, water filters, etc so you’re comfortable while moving and once settled into the house.  Right now, Sam’s Club has $8 off 3M Filtrete filters until November 25, 2018
  • You’ll want to have a few things ready for the move.  Make sure you have toilet paper in the bathroom, paper towels handy for spills, a broom and dust pan, and a few drinks and some food for yourself, your movers, or anyone helping you move.
  • If you know about your move far enough ahead of time you can ask friends, family, and coworkers to save you boxes. I work in a hospital and they were kind enough to let me take what empty boxes I wanted.  I’d go check every few days and take as many as my arms could carry each time lol

Having a Sam’s Club membership is awesome for moves and settling into a new house.  Stock up on your packing supplies, get bulk snacks for everyone helping, fill your pantry once your settled in, etc.  Get your Sam’s Club membership here.

I also have a giveaway for you!



ENDS 11/15/18



Hen in a Hurry for the Busy Mom with Busy Kids – Coupon Too!

I received the below mentioned products at no cost in order to complete an honest review. Any opinions expressed are my own. 

You’ve probably seen the meme floating around social media that says something like “Everyone has practice so we can either have dinner at 4:30 or 9:00”  That is my life, especially in the fall.  My two oldest boys play high school football.  Anyone that has a kid play high school football knows that football is a year round sport.  When they’re not practicing or playing a game they’re lifting, conditioning, heat acclimatization, camp, etc etc. Then my oldest will also be starting archery team and rifle team.  He had his mandatory meetings for rifle team already. The poor kid literally went to school, went to football practice then went straight from football practice to the rifle team meetings.

My middle son plays football.  My youngest son plays soccer in the spring.  Normally he does winter soccer also but this year he decided to do something called the ninja kids program (think ninja warrior for kids) and my daughter just started gymnastics a few weeks ago.  I work mornings and blog whenever I have time. My husband works night shift.  I try to have a decent meal ready for afterschool but before practices but it doesn’t always work out.

We always seem to be busiest in the fall.  I usually have to recruit my ex or my dad to help with all the running. Seems like there’s certain days of the week where two or three kids have to be 2 or 3 different places all around the same time.  With work, school, bus schedules, practice schedules, game schedules, and other events sometime it’s hard to squeeze a good home-cooked meal in.

I had the opportunity to try Hen in a Hurry.  Made-from-scratch meals using ethically sources, organic, and locally grown ingredients.  You have plenty of choices for both meals and plan options.  Then ship the meals right to your door.

So the one night we were particularly busy and I figured it would be a good time to try out one of the Hen in a Hurry meals.  I pulled it out and thought, dang it I probably need to thaw it first.  Well I was wrong. I was able to throw it in the microwave FROZEN and still have a decent dinner on the table in 15 min.

This was the slow cooked beef burgundy with roasted asparagus.  EVERYONE said how good the beef burgundy was.  Seriously it was very tender  and flavorful.  I’m usually not a big asparagus person but my husband loves asparagus.  The kids tried it for the first time too.

That’s another nice thing about this. We get to try things I might not normally try to make like Zucchini stuffed chicken for instance.  You can choose bulk meals with Hen in a Hurry for families. You can choose 4 serving or 8 serving bulk meals. They even have a way to create your own plan.

No Waste. No Prep. No Preservatives. Just heat and enjoy!

Hen in a Hurry was hatched in the small kitchen of the popular Greensboro, North Carolina eatery, Iron Hen Cafe. Spurred by a flock of requests from loyal patrons this idea came to fruition, delivering sustainable, ethically-sourced, prepared meals to you – at work or home.

We favor organic and locally grown, but make exceptions in order to highlight other farmers and producers, who use time-honored methods and deliver very good products.

Our Mission is to connect the food we serve…to the farm it came from…to the people we love.

We pride ourselves in being responsible both, locally and globally, and proudly bring these offerings to you from our 10,000 square foot commissary kitchen located in Downtown Greensboro’s Morehead Foundry.

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Hen in a Hurry


So if you’re a busy momma like me I’m sure you’ll also appreciate the easy to prepare and serve, Chef prepared meal subscriptions made with clean, sustainably sourced, responsibly raised ingredients from our trusted farmers and purveyors.

With the holidays coming up you’ll need more time for wrapping, shopping, holiday events, etc.  Help yourself out and plan ahead.  You won’t have to  make that last minute fast food run!

Kellogg’s Family Rewards Program a MUST for Couponers

I’ve been a member of the Kellogg’s Family Rewards program (or KFR) for a long time.  It’s so easy to earn points. You can link up your grocery store loyalty cards or submit receipts. Every time you buy Kellogg’s products you earn points.  I have my store loyalty cards linked to it and I don’t even have to think about it.  It doesn’t take long to earn enough points for rewards.

So what kinds of rewards can you redeem?  Lots actually.  One of my fave things to use my points for as a couponer is special higher value coupons like $1 off one Pop Tart product where the newspaper or coupon printing sites might only have $1 off when you buy 4.  And yes! When you use that coupon on a Kellogg’s product you still earn your KFR reward points on the purchase.  This is just one example.

If couponing is not your thing there are plenty of other prizes like Kellogg’s swag, gift cards, toys, sweepstakes entries, digital products and more.

They also special offers at any given time.  For instance, at the time of this post, if you buy Cheez-it Grooves you get 500 bonus points, if you buy certain Kellogg’s branded products you could win college football season ticket cash, and more.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards are free to join.  You can even earn free points by signing up for KFR, reading the emails, and they sometimes release reward codes.




Smile Brilliant cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush Review

I received a product sample in order to complete this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Years ago I used a rechargeable electric toothbrush from another brand.  It worked fine but one of the reasons I stopped using it was the big recharging base took up space and the replacement toothbrush heads were ridiculously expensive.  When Smile Brilliant offered for me to try their cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric toothbrush I wanted to check out their website first.



The charging base looks small but is it really? 

When I looked at the website it looked like the charging base was quite small. We’re a family of 6, space is at a premium in our house so that was important to me.  The base actually is quite small, approximately 2 inches wide.  You don’t have to leave the base out all the time though because the charge last a long time.

How long does the charge last?

Charging is easy. You just plug the base into an outlet and set your toothbrush on the base.  The charge light will glow red while charging until fully charged when it will turn green.  If you’re in a hurry you only need to charge your brush for a few minutes to brush your teeth. When it’s fully charged however the charge lasts for up to 30 days with twice a day brushing.

What are the features of the cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush? 

The cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush has 5 different settings: clean, white, massage, gum care, and sensitive.  I have sensitive teeth but wanted to try all the settings.  I found, for me, I liked the clean setting and gum care setting the best. The sensitive setting had a “tickle” feeling to me.

The cariPRO is also waterproof so no worries if it gets wet or even if you want to brush your teeth in the shower.  Hey I’m not judging.

The brush runs for 2 minutes with a pause every 30 seconds to change areas in your mouth.

The cariPRO has smooth, almost satin-like feel making it comfortable to hold it in your hand.

60 day trial – you get to try it in your home for 60 days, if you don’t like it, ship it back and get your money back.  There is also a 2 year warranty!

The brush heads also have a tongue scraper on the back.

How much does it cost?

A valid question.  There are 3 different packages available for the cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush on the Smile Brilliant site.

  1. Individual package – this is what I got to review.  I received the cariPRO, one charging base, and 2 brush heads.  This package runs $119.  Shipping is free.
  2. Deluxe package – you get one cariPRO, one charging base and 4 brush heads. If you change your brush heads every 6 months that works out to 2 years worth of brush heads.  This package is $129 with free shipping.
  3. Couples package – this one is definitely the best deal when you compare the prices to the other packages.  You get 2 yes TWO cariPRO electric toothbrushes, 2 charging bases, and 4 brush heads.  that breaks down to each person getting a toothbrush, 2 brush heads and a charging base for only $99.50 each since the couples package is $199 with free shipping.

All packages have a 60 day trial and 2 year warranty along with free shipping

Yea but how much are the Smile Brilliant replacement electric toothbrush heads

This is where I was really impressed.

  • You can get 2 replacement toothbrush heads for $13 and free shipping.  That’s $6.50 per toothbrush head
  • A better deal, get 4 replacement toothbrush heads for $23. That breaks down to $5.75 per toothbrush heads.
  • Best deal, get 8 replacement toothbrush heads for $43 that’s $5.38 per brush head.

Why should I use an electric toothbrush over a regular toothbrush?

I asked the same question.  You can check the Smile Brilliant FAQ Here.  The short of it is, it’s 7X more effective at removing plaque than a manual toothbrush.  For me, another benefit is the fact that it runs for 2 minutes.  Admittedly, I don’t always brush my teeth for two minutes with a manual. The cariPRO electric toothbrush runs for 2 minutes so it makes it easy to do that.  The cariPRO can also help improve gum health.   In my personal opinion, I also like the feel of the cariPRO electric toothbrush on my gums. It’s sort of like a masseuse for my mouth.

This is me first thing in the morning legitimately using the toothbrush. No make up, bed head, baggy eyes and all lol

What is it missing?

This is a matter of opinion. Because it runs for 2 minutes and only gives a brief, second pause to change quadrants in the mouth, I’d like to see a couple second break after 1 minute to spit.  I know that’s gross but I have a sensitive gag reflex.  I either have to try to spit with it running in my mouth or take it out of my mouth to spit and have it splatter on the mirror.  I’ve tried to hold off until it was done running but I end up gagging lol.

Where can I get one? 

Go to the Smile Brilliant website and use code: angiewith2-20 to get 20% off your very own cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush!



Smile Brilliant has set up a giveaway for a $119 Smile Brilliant credit to be used for anything on the site

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My Gift Stop Luxury Goods at Amazing Prices and Give Back + Sweepstakes

This post is sponsored by My Gift Stop as a Dealspotr Influencer.  I will be compensated for this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.


Ray Ban, Citizen, Swarovski, Bear Paw, Keds, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Bulova, Oakley….what do all these brands have in common? They can all be found on My Gift Stop.

Why buy from My Gift Stop?  One reason is that My Gift Stop offers all these luxury brands and more at amazing prices.  You just have to browse the site for a few minutes to see the deals.   One brand deal I noticed right away is Fossil. See I didn’t know about My Gift Stop last year when I got my son a Fossil watch for his birthday.  On SALE I got his watch for $115 and I thought I did pretty good.  There weren’t any on Fossil’s site for less than $100 that he liked.  My Gift Stop has a number of options well under $100 in Fossil watches like this beauty I’m eyeballing for myself.  Listed for only $77.48 at the time of this post.

My Gift Stop has a nice selection of Luxury watches that include: Fossil, Bulova, Citizen, Casio, Invicta, Kenneth Cole, and more.  Use my personal coupon code: LUVSAVINGMONEY1 to save an additional 10% off anything on the site!

Shipping is very reasonable from My Gift Stop.  Orders over $50 ship free while orders of $11.99 up to $49 ship for $2.99 within the Contiguous US. They do ship out of the US at different rates which are listed under their shipping section.

I know it’s not even officially fall yet but with the deals My Gift Stop offers you can get some great prices on some early holiday gifts or discount luxury accessories for your fall wardrobe.  Buying for fall birthdays? Don’t forget to use code: LUVSAVINGMONEY1 to get 10% off your order!!



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