Lily Nily = Adorable Jewelry For Your Little One + a Giveaway

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016


My every birthday, Christmas, Easter and yes, even Memorial Day wish came true the day I found out I was going to have a little girl. Gone were the days of me shopping with my bestie Charity as she was able to peruse the girl’s section of the store and have her arms FULL of frills, bows and dresses galore, while I was “stuck” in the boy section of the store looking for cute stuff, don’t get me wrong. But not necessarily dresses, bows, jewelry, and accessories. JEWELRY!!  I was so ready to shop for jewelry. Yes. I may have squealed like my toddler daughter when I was given the opportunity to check out some jewelry from Lily Nily. I admit it. FULLY.

Lily Nily

What little girl would not look absolutely ADORBS wearing this Princess Carriage Necklace or this Flower Link Bracelet? My favorite parts are the gorgeous shapes, the dainty shapes, the high shine, the gorgeous details…Hmm. There really is not anything I DON’T like about this jewelry!


And my little girl loves them too! I mean come on! We are talking jewelry here. Every girl loves them, every mom loves to see their little girl wearing them and I may or may not have an issue with only finding the right dresses and shoes to match them…THAT is another topic in itself.


So when it comes to jewelry and your little girl, Lily Nily Jewelry is not just jewelry you pull out for a special occasion, your little cutie can wear it everyday and look simply scrumptious! The nursery rhyme says it all. “Sugar and Spice and everything nice…that’s what little girls are made of.”


Win It:

One Mamas reader will win a $50 Lily Nily Gift Card!

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Just leave your name and email address in the giveaway form below. If you’re reading this in our daily email or a feed reader, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.

This giveaway ends Tuesday, August 30 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
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This is a sponsored post. I was given products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.


HOT Deal on Angry Birds Movie Today!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016

angry birds movieRC Willey is having their Wild Web Wednesday again. So if you have an RC Willey in your area you can get
The Angry Birds Movie Blu-ray combo pack for only $14.95

You can get it online today only, Wednesday, August 17 and then pick it up at one of the RC Willey locations near you. These sometimes sell out really fast, so you’ll want to hurry.

I’ve done this several times before and it’s really easy. You just order and pay for it online. Print out your confirmation and then take it in to their customer service desk and pick up your movie.

The Utah State Fair is Almost Here + Discounts!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

utah state fair

The Utah State Fair is almost here! We love going to the fair and make sure to go every year. One of our very favorite activities is the super cute (and free!) “Little Hands on the Farm”. My kids love it! The fair runs from September 8 – 18, 2016.

Stay tuned for a giveaway coming soon!

In case you’re wanting to go there are some great discounts available including;

  • Family Savings Bundle $95 includes four (4) gate admission tickets, two (2) regular All-You-Can-Ride carnival wristband vouchers, and $40 of food coupons that can be used for any of your favorite fair foods or drinks. Available online through September 7th
  • $3 off coupons at Smith’s stores
  • On Patriot Day (9/11) all military, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, with proper identification, will be admitted FREE
  • On September 12 it is ABC4 GOOD4UTAH Family day – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8, Purchase one All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristband
    at regular price and receive a second wristband FREE
  • September 13 is Fox13 Day at the Fair – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8
  • September 14 is KSL Free Parking Day – Visit to print your coupon.

10 Things I Said I Would Never Do as a Mom

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016

10 things

Before I became a mom I had a list of things that resided in my head that I swore I would never do when I had my own children. Little did I know…

After having three children (the oldest being 9) I have learned a few things. Or maybe just realized a few things. So here is my list of top ten things I said I would never do as a mom; before I actually became a mom.

1. Allow my children to watch TV before 2 years old: I just knew that if I let my kids watch TV before they were 2 they would be mindless idiots. Fast forward to actually having kids. I could not survive being sick, being crazy busy, or keeping my sanity without Sesame Street, Disney Channel, and YouTube Kids. They continually save me and they also have actually helped my children learn numbers, letters, and colors.


2. Allow my kids to sleep in my bed. I remember silently judging those who talked about co-sleeping. That would never by MY family. Then I brought my first child home. After countless sleepless nights I was exhausted and pulled him into bed with me one night. It was the best night’s sleep I’d had in weeks. Thus, co-sleeping began. Best parenting decision I ever made. (And, yes, that’s a picture of my daughter sleeping ON my face.)

3. Leave the house without makeup. Ha ha ha! Do I even need to explain this one? I do not, I repeat DO NOT need to look put together at all times. Because, let’s face it, I am far from put together most times. A swipe of mascara and a touch of concealer are perfect for me most days. But if I’m not feeling it? Who cares!?

4. Touch any kind of bodily fluid with my hands: Oh man. This has happened more times than I can possibly count. I have cupped my hands for vomit (better me than the couch), picked noses, cleaned ears with my fingers and so much more. I have no idea how it’s possible to be a parent and NOT do some of these things.

5. Allow my kids to eat junk food. I vowed that my kids would eat homemade baby food, lots of fruits and veggies, and only have candy for holidays. Yeah, right. I now very strongly believe in the motto of all things in moderation. We eat lots of fruits and veggies, but my kids also eat candy and junk.


6. Let my kids behave that way in public. Of course, I swore my kids would be perfectly behaved at all times when we were in public. And then, my bubble burst. A melt down happened. I don’t even remember what the first one was about. Probably candy. Or sugar cereal. But now I just walk away from said child and pretend they aren’t mine. Ha! Not really, but I want to sometimes.

7. Allow my house to look like THAT. There was no way I would ever let my house be overtaken by toys, laundry, and little shoes thrown everywhere. Now I realize that life happens and a clean house is not always the priority.

My mother

8. Use my Mom’s words on my own kids.  I hated the phrases my mom used to say to me. Now, some days I open my mouth and my mom comes out. Maybe more than some days. I now embrace my mom phrases.

9. Bribe my kids with a treat or toy. I always knew my kids would always listen the first time I asked without any negotiation. I have since discovered that negotiation skills are a must in parenting. And bribery? Yeah, also a must. A pack of smarties is a small price to pay for a clean room and a happy face.

10. Talk about my kids as much as I do. When I was child-less I swore I wouldn’t talk non stop about my kids… but once I saw them I was in love… and couldn’t stop talking about them! In almost 10 years that hasn’t changed much. They are my world and complete me in a way I didn’t know was possible. So, yeah, I’m going to talk about them. A lot.

Bottom line: There is no parenting guide book. We are all different. We believe and feel differently. There is no once size fits all in parenting. So do what feels right to YOU. Put your children and your sanity first and, believe me, it will turn out okay.

What do you do as a mom that you said you wouldn’t?

Save Big on Eating Out With Groupon!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016


This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

They say a penny saved is a penny earned. Well, I for one am ALL about saving pennies any way that I possibly can! It makes me feel good to not only pay less for things but I am able to teach my kids that they too can save money if they are willing to look for the ways! One way that I have found some SWEET deals is on Groupon!

My family likes to eat out…but hello? Have you really taken a look at your bill when the server brings it over? I think they bring the mints at the same time as the check just to sweeten you up…knowing that when you see the amount due, you won’t have a fit right then and there and demand to wash dishes in lieu of paying…whew. Sorry. Does that just happen to me?

Groupon is the way I have found to keep that amount due at a MUCH better number, one that I can handle and eat my mint with pleasure. One of our favorites is the Lanikai Grill Hawaiian BBQ. I just picked up a Groupon for a buy one get one free meal- my kids LOVE the “candy chicken” and it’s SUCH a great thing to be able to have options other than whatever night on the days I don’t feel like cooking!

Groupon makes it easy to search for the things YOU want to save on. Are you foodies like our family? Are you looking for a pampering present? Looking for a deal from Groupon Goods? Maybe some automotive needs have come up? Whatever it is, Groupon is the place to look.  I have had the best experience with them and they are my “go to” when I am looking to save some pennies!

You can also like Groupon on Facebook and follow Groupon on Twitter so you will know about any extra deals going on. Yes, they really do happen!

Give Groupon a try, you will NOT be disappointed…and your pocketbook will thank you!

20% off UFC Fight Night Tickets

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016


Save 20 percent on select reserved lower bowl seats to UFC Fight Night when you use the coupon code: MM7219

You can also call Myles at 801-325-7219 and not have to pay the extra fees as well. Just tell him Jacki sent you.

UFC hits Vivint Smart Home Arena on Saturday, August 6 at UFC Fight Night Salt Lake City. Don’t miss your chance to see the world’s best athletes compete inside the hallowed Octagon! It will be an exciting night of fights that you won’t want to miss.

When My Twenty Something Self Talks – I Need to Listen

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016

20 Something

I recently sat in on a class with some young women. They were ages 16-18 and were talking about trials. As I listened to them talk about the trials of “the age” I found myself thinking back to when I had the same trials and what, at the time, seemed like end of the world tragedies.

I sat and felt only the slightest twinge of guilt as on the inside I was sighing with ultimate relief that those days for me have come and gone. But it did make me stop and think. I still have trials. And in a lot of ways, they are very similar to what these young women were facing. Why were they so happy and not wallowing in despair as I seem to be NOW. I’m older. I’m wiser. I should be telling them the stories of “when I was your age” and yet, it seemed they were teaching me. So I wondered. What would my twenty something self, tell my now late 30 something self? But more importantly- why it was I needed to listen to her.

Get your swagger back lady!
Remember being so confident that you went and tried out to sing the National Anthem at a SLC Bees game because you knew you could? Remember not waiting for that boy to ask you out, but walking right up to him and asking HIM out? Remember her? She is telling you to get that swagger back! It’s still there. You are sill the girl with the confidence that could not be crushed…you just needed a gentle reminder.

Whatevs- Let it go.
There were plenty of times when I was a twenty something and felt like my world was ending. It seemed it was on a daily basis that some cataclysmic event would send me into a downward spiral. YOU know the ones. Like getting my period during my first date with a guy I really liked. And you know what? Back then I freaked out for about 5 minutes and then just had to let it go. She would tell me the same thing. LET. IT. GO. There are some things that worrying will not solve…no matter how long you try. Some things are out of your control and will stay that way. Let them go. Spend your time, your energies on things that you can control. She would tell me I will feel a lot more success if I did. Man…when did this girl get so smart?

It’s all you babe
What it boils down to, the only obstacle that is in my way is…me. If I want to try out for a part in the local theater’s musical, do it. If I want to go back to school and get my nursing degree, do it. If I want to reinvent myself, do it. It’s all on me. I am not saying it will be easy and that my age and ultimate wisdom (tee hee) will not simply let me jump in with both eyes closed, regardless of the consequences. However, being reminded that it’s all up to me, that no one can do it for me, will help with the push I need to put one foot in front of the other and start walking!

Am I happy where I am in life? ABSOLUTELY. Do I think I am done with trials? NOPE. Do I want to be “that age” again? Ummm. No thanks. But it was sure nice to hear from my twenty something self. I knew I liked her for a reason!


Posted by on Aug 5, 2016

Yesterday I let myself cry. I let myself feel. I let myself grieve. Yesterday I let myself carefully open the box where I have been shoving all the feelings and thoughts “I couldn’t deal with” today so that I could feel them another day. Yesterday was another day.

Yesterday I allowed myself to be flooded with emotions from that box. And I was nearly overwhelmed by it. There was pain. And grief and loss and hurt and so much more. My heart ached at the memories of a little boy I never got to raise; a son I never got to hear giggle or cry. A boy who I felt move inside of me, but was denied the feeling of him moving outside of me. I can imagine what he would look like now. I can see his sweet nine year old face with blue eyes and brown hair. He would be perfect. He IS perfect, but he only exists in my mind.


Yesterday he was real. Yesterday I remembered. And while yesterday was hard, it was yesterday.

Today things feel a little better. I can walk a little lighter. I can look at my three beautiful children and know that I am blessed beyond measure. Today am so grateful for yesterday. Sometimes we need to open that box where we have shoved our feelings and let them wash over us so that we can start living in today and only remembering yesterday.

Deals of the Week: There are TONS of Deals at Smith’s!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016

Deals of the Week

Here are my top deals of the week as featured on Good4Utah today. Make sure to tune in next Thursday for the new deals! And check back here every day for all the other great deals you can score.

It’s the 2nd week of the Smith’s buy 5 Save $5 mega event sale and there are so many items included! It’s definitely a week to stock up. Today I brought 14 items and paid under $9 for all of them.

I have teamed up with Crazy4Smiths to bring you all the amazing deals out there. So make sure to check out the full list of match ups and head to the store!

Herbal Essences Hair Care – $2.50
$4/2 Herbal Essences coupon
Pay $0.50 each!

Country Time or Kool-Aid Canisters- $1
$0.55/1 Country Time or Kool-Aid printable
Pay $0.45

Huggies Wipes (56-72 count) – $0.99
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$0.50/1 Huggies Wipes Printable
$0.50/1 Huggies Wipes printable
$0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes printable
$1/2 Huggies Baby Wipes printable
Pay $0.49

Gain Fabric Softener – $3.99
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$2/1 Gain Softener Printable
Pay $1.99!

Kandoo Wipes – $1.49
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$0.50/1 Kandoo Product printable
Pay $0.99!

Mother’s Cookies – $0.99
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
Pay $0.99!

General Mills Cereal – $1.99
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$1/1 General Mills Printable
$1/2 General Mills printable
Pay as low as $0.99!

Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter – $2.50
$2/1 Peter Pan Simply eCoupon
Pay $0.50

Weber BBQ Sauce – $1.49
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$0.50/1 Kellogg’s eCoupon
$0.75/1 ibotta rebate
Pay $0.24!

Speed Stick Deodorant – $1.19
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$0.50/1 Speed Stick printable
Pay $0.69


Plus, don’t forget you can now get the Deseret News and/or Salt Lake Tribune (Sunday only subscription) for only $20 per year! That’s only 38¢ per issue!!

If you’d like to subscribe just click this newspaper order form link and fill out the info. It’s as easy as that. If you have any questions feel free to email me at with Newspaper in the subject line and I will get back to you with more details.

I cannot change any of your current subscriptions, but I can add on to what you are getting now. You can get up to 4 papers at this awesome price!

$100 off NuMe Fashionista Flat Iron!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016


NuMe is having a flash sale on their Fashionista Flat Iron! Normally $139 you can use coupon code FLATIRON39 to get it for just $39 with FREE shipping!

This flash sale expires at midnight PST on Sunday, Aug 7th so act fast.