Deals of the Week: Smith’s is the Place to Be!

Posted by on Jul 28, 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.

Smith’s is having a 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 13 items and paid $12.35 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!

Mrs. Cubbison’s Croutons – $0.49
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$1/2 Mrs. Cubbison’s Salad Toppings Products Printable
Two FREE after coupon!

Country Crock Spread (45 oz) – $0.99
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$0.55/1 Country Crock Product printable

Pay $0.44

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 Flings – $4.99
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$2/1 Tide or Gain Pods or Flings from 7/31 P&G
$2/1 Gain Flings Printable
Pay $2.99!

Listerine Floss or Flossers – $1.49
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$1/1 Listerine Floss or Flosser Product Printable
$1/1 Listerine Floss or Flosser Product from 7/24 RP
$1/1 Listerine Floss Product printable
Pay $0.49

Kellogg’s Cereal $1.99
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$3/5 Kellogg’s printable coupon
Pay $1.39 each!

Welch’s Fruit Snacks – $0.99
Buy 5 Save $5 Mega Item
$1/1 Welch’s Fruit Snacks printable
Or $0.50/1 Welch’s Fruit Snacks printable
Pay $0.50 for 1 and get one FREE


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!

KidloLand App: Make Learning Fun For Your Littles

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016


I have come to the realization that I am turning into my Mother. Like her, I have had to embrace the changing of the times. I have to embrace the fact that technology is here to stay. Not only that, but it will be the way my little will learn! iPads, iPhones, androids, apps have arrived and as long as I don’t let it run my child’s life, I am loving these apps!

As a parent, it can be hard to keep my little’s attention span for more than a few seconds! She is constantly on the go and sometimes this mom just can’t keep up with where her attention is headed. I needed something to keep her busy and I found it in KidloLand.


  All your favorite Nursery Rhymes with over 90 age-old classics.

  Thousands of surprises. Tap on animals and other characters and watch them come alive!

  Loads of funny animations and sounds to keep your child entertained.

  Original educational songs for learning ABCs, Animals, Fruits, Vegetables and much more.

  100+ educational activities to build your child’s cognitive skills and hand-eye coordination.

  Download the songs and enjoy them offline anywhere, anytime.

  No advertisements. Designed specifically for 0-5 age group, hence very easy to use and child friendly.

  Playlist feature to play any 25 songs one after another, uninterrupted.


Since one of our nightly traditions is to read a book and a lot of the time it’s nursery rhymes it was no surprise that the nursery rhymes were my daughter’s fave! She can sit and rhyme to her heart’s content and often I hear her “singing” the rhyme. ADORBABLE! Unlike a TV program that will put your child into meltdown mode the minute a commercial comes on, these are advertisement free and specifically designed for my child. She doesn’t even know she is learning, she is just having FUN!

If you are a parent. If you use technology. You need to get the Kidloland app. Embrace the change! Your little will love you for it!

Download the app now!


It’s Fun to Be One and All Things Pink Party!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016

I can’t believe it’s almost time for another party for my little girl! She will be 3 this October and I can’t wait to plan another party for her. Seriously having a girl is SO different than having boys! And I love every single second of having her as part of our family. My daughter is as girly as they come. She loves princesses, pink, music, dancing, and every single thing Frozen related.

In honor of her upcoming birthday I wanted to throw out this refresher of the All Things Pink Party we had a couple of years ago and ask for YOUR ideas for this year’s theme. What would be fun, easy, and not crazy expensive?


Remember how I told you I wanted my mom to make a cupcake cake for my cute little girl’s first birthday? Well, she did! And it turned out AMAZING! I am so happy with how it turned out. You can check out her cooking blog to see some of her recipes and she will have a cupcake cake tutorial coming soon. And I think it was a fairly easy cake to make since it’s all cupcakes. My mom also made the smash cake (pictured below) for a one year photo shoot. She is one talented woman.

Smash Cake

There were so many fun things at this party that I have to share a few. I found a ton of cute ideas on Pinterest. I have an entire board dedicated to my daughter’s first birthday party. One of the things at the top of my list was a highchair tutu. Buy some tulle, cut it, tie it around ribbon and put it on the highchair. I mean, come on. Anyone can do that, right? Wrong. Not this girl. I am craftily (totally a word) challenged. I bought some super cute pink tulle. And I cut it. But it was awkwardly crooked. Some pieces were just meant for the garbage. I tied the crookedly cut tulle onto the ribbon. And tied. And then tied some more. I felt like I was tying tulle for a LONG time (at least three episodes of Supernatural long). At this point my tutu just looked like a big, puffy, not even remotely straight mess. So how did I solve the problem? The dollar store!

I snagged two tutu’s, a princess skirt, and a chair cover. All I had to do was to untie both tutu’s and cut the skirt down the middle. I secured all of them to the high chair with glue dots and put the chair cover on the back. Done. Best $4 I’ve ever spent.


A couple of weeks before the party I had some pics taken by the absolutely amazing Maganda Studios. I had to post a couple to go along with this birthday party post. But don’t worry, there will be a whole post dedicated to this awesome shoot and a discount (squee!)

I mean, come on. Could my baby girl be any cuter? Oh, and the adorable Birthday Girl dress? Scored it for $3.20 from BabiesRUs last January when I posted about their awesome clearance sale. Fingers crossed it happens again this year.

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Hold Your Little Ones a Little Tighter

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016



Sometimes, out of the blue, the loss will hit me. I will remember the little kicks I felt in my belly and pain when I never got to see his smile. So, today, hold your little ones a little tighter. You never know when it will be that last day you get to.


Today I held my children just a little tighter;

I squeezed precious little bodies just a little longer.

Today I ignored the bad behavior; the fighting and the whining.

And I focused on the amazingness that my children exude.

Today I remembered those horrible feelings of loss and pain from years ago;

And my heart hurt for others who are experiencing a similar pain anew.

Today I tried hard to ignore all the things that are wrong in my world;

And to focus on all the wonderful things that are right.

Today I watched my children play & sing & dance.

And in doing so, my heart felt just a little lighter.

Today, hold your little ones just a little longer, relish in their scent, their smile, their everything.

Because you never know if tomorrow they will be taken.

Target Semi-Annual Toy Sale!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016
target coupons

It’s that time again! Target is having their semi-annual toy clearance. That means tons of toys 70% off! This sale SHOULD be happening this coming Thursday (July 28).

Check out the picture below to see what I got last time. I plan on heading over to see what gifts I can find. It’s a great way to stock up for birthdays, Christmas, and any other thing that pops up. It is often insane. Lots of people with multiple carts full of stuff. But worth it in the end.

We’d love to see pics of your haul and hear about your toy sale

Terra by Battat: Let Your Imagination Run Wild!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016


My kids love to tell me that they are “city kids”.  The fact that they live in suburbia and not some ginormous metropolis does not seem to matter to them one bit. Our city in which we live is most definitely “the big city” they tell me. Of course the only comparison they use is the “country” when we visit grandparents and they visit where mom grew up. Now THAT they tell me…is the country. And you know what? I loved it!

I may not have lived on a farm myself, but there were many cattle ranchers and farms surrounding the beautiful countryside where I grew up. Barns were filled with horses, sheep, and cows. Now I have to actually TAKE my kids to a farm to see farm animals up close. Thank goodness for Terra by Battat!


Terra by Battat collectibles feature exquisite detail and captivating design. Hand painted original characters are available in all your favorite categories: horses, sea life, farm animals, wild animals, goblins, dragons, and warriors with legends to share. We also feature detailed dinosaur models from the Dan LoRusso Collection™


These toys are collectibles! They are nicely made and you can tell that each are hand painted and original. I love that they come in so many different varieties. If your little is more interested in the sea? Dinosaurs? Warriors? Terra by Battat has em! I was quite impressed with the Terra Wooden Horse Barn, as it reminded me exactly of the barns that surround my childhood home. I was even MORE impressed when my little fell in love and told me she no longer wanted to be princess when she grows up…but a farm girl. That is, until next week.


The quality of these collectibles is very sturdy. They are not cheap looking or cheaply made. Terra by Battat are meant to last. And last they will! Even my boys, you know, the “city kids” got into living the country life and playing with their sister as she farmed and fed the animals. It’s a great way to start with your littles as they learn animals, animal sounds and even spelling! Take a trip to the country by picking up some Terra by Battat for your little. It won’t be a baaaad decision I guarantee it!


Desert Star Fun + Enter to Win

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

Desert Star Giveaway

I love to laugh. Like REALLY love to laugh. I love musicals, dancing and funny anticdotes. So when the opportunity came up to see a spoof of some of my favorite shows? Well. Let’s just say I was GLEEFULLY excited. It was going to be ACCA-AWESOME. And it most definitely was!

desert star2

Since 1989, Desert Star Playhouse has built a solid reputation for producing hilarious, family-friendly entertainment. Desert Star produces original musical comedies. We offer outrageous parodies of classic movies, TV show, and Broadway hits, with a melodramatic twist! Each show also features a high-energy variety show we call “The Olio” following the play with more singing, dancing and Desert Star comedy. It’s 2 shows in 1! Audience Interaction. Outrageous Parody. Unpredictable Fun.

I decided to take my daughter who literally watches Pitch Perfect at least once a week to our Desert Star experience. The title got her and we were able to see “Perfect Pitch Despicable Glee!”  I will state it here. Run. Do not walk. Get to your computer or phone and buy Desert Start Theatre tickets. You will NOT be disappointed. The actors are amazing and the comedic timing is great! They interact with the audience and as an audience member you get to BOO for the villan and CHEER for the hero. My daughter loved it.


Set in a western theme the theatre itself looks like you have stepped back in time to watch dinner theater at it’s prime. Even the servers are in costume. The food was great (we had pizza) and the drinks a plenty! She has already asked to go back again. Even if it is to watch what we just saw. Which is exactly part of the fun! You will NEVER see the exact same show twice! Whether it be different actors, a different audience or different impromptu jokes, it will always be a great time! With season tickets also available, it is the gift that will keep you laughing all year long. Get on down to Desert Star Theatre! You will pat yourself on the back that you did.

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Capresso Espresso Maker Winner!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016


The winner of the Capresso Espresso & Cappuccino Maker is…

Hillary Ethington


*Winner has been contacted by email (check your junk folder).


Last Chance: Enter to Win an Espresso & Cappuccion Maker!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016


Enter to win a Capresso Espresso & Cappuccino Maker!

This giveaway ends Wednesday, July 13.

*HOT* Amazon Fire Table $33.33!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016

fire tablet

Hurry over and snag a Kindle Fire Tablet for just $33.33! This is a lightning deal so it likely won’t last long.