Mamas on a Dime Best of 2017!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017

Mamas on a Dime Best of 2017 brings you our most popular articles published in 2017!

While we still love all things frugal, we have been headed more in a Family/DIY/Lifestyle direction. We will continue to post deals, giveaways, and coupons. But we have to follow our passion. And that, my friends, is family!

My Less Than Happy Mothers Day

The struggle is real, people. On Mother’s Day, my kids were being assholes (sorry, but there’s no better word to describe it.)…

16 & Pregnant: What’s a Girl to Do

When I was 16 and pregnant and struggling to know what to do with my baby and my life, prayer was my answer…

Dishes on a Dime: Copy Cat Cafe Rio Pork

I am not the best cook in the world. I don’t really enjoy it so I haven’t taken the time to get better. Which means when I’m making dinner I want things to be simple and easy…

$4 Do It Yourself Monster Door

My cute neighbor put out a call for decorated doors that she can show on her upcoming segment on Studio 5. So how could I NOT respond!?

Make Super Easy Money Each Month with Neiybor!

Have you heard of Neiybor yet? It’s the Airbnb of storage. It’s seriously the coolest thing ever! You can earn money every single month by renting our your extra space…

Home8 Security System: Feel Safe & Secure With NO Monthly Charges + a Giveaway!

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017

Have you heard of Home8 yet? They offer security systems to fit any budget! And they offer FREE basic service once you own the product! That means no contract!

If you know me at all you know how much I loathe contracts. I want to be the one in charge of what I’m paying for. If something happens with me family I want to know that I can cancel at any time without paying a cancellation fee. No contracts is the only way to go with me. Not only does Home8 not have any contracts, they offer free basic service! you can see more about their service plans here. I have to say I’m impressed.

Installation? Easy peasy! I didn’t have to get my husband involved. I figured it all out by myself. Score!

Even better? I now have piece of mind that my house is safe. Check out all the details below and enter to win your own prize pack!

About Home8:

  • Home8 is a leading mobile-interactive, video-verified, integrated home, enterprise, and care Total-protection platform solution and service provider
  • The Total-protection platform covers connected security, safety, video, care, energy, and automation control under one mobile app
  • The Total-protection “system of systems” cloud-app offers collaborative video-verification, in-view local 1st-responder calling, secure video privacy and user control for priority emergency response and the utmost peace of mind
  • Zero-pairing plug-n-play system setup and expansion
  • Affordable starter kit systems with easily expandable add-on devices
  • Home8 offers free comprehensive basic Total-protection service

Win It:

One Mamas on a Dime reader will win a Home8 Action View Valuables Kit from Home8 ($100 Value)!

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Save 15% on Christmas in Color!

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017

We all love to drive around and admire the Christmas lights during the holidays. Christmas in Color takes that beloved family tradition to a level that you’ve never experienced before. I am SO excited to check this out with my family this year!

Immerse your family in our new Christmas light drive-thru that sends you down an enchanted, winding road with almost 1,000,000 LED Christmas lights that are beautifully synched to music that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! And this all without having to leave the comfort of your warm and cozy car!

Tickets Are On Sale Now!
Provo, Utah
South Jordan, Utah
Goodyear, Arizona.

My readers get to save! Use code “USFAMILY17” to receive 15% off tickets!

New Spanish Fork Cinemark Theater + Enter to Win a Cinemark Prize Pack!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017


I laugh at the jokes. I cry at the sad parts. I smile, I oooh and awww when appropriate; usually when the girl and boy get together in the end. Yep, I am any director or producer’s perfect audience. Basically, I LOVE movies. I love getting immersed into the emotions and forgetting about whatever is going on in my life at the moment.

It has been this way for as long as I can remember. Plain and simple; I LOVE movies. As I’ve had kids I have loved being able to share that with them. I get more excited to see their reactions as to feel my own. And with the new luxury loungers at Cinemark? Yeah. That just makes the whole experience that much better. You can recline, put your feet up, and relax! No fighting over the armrest or worrying about putting your feet up and disturbing the person seated in front of you. Pure heaven, I tell you.

And did you know there is a new Cinemark theater in Spanish Fork, Utah!? It has all the things you know and love about Cinemark theaters including an XD theater, Luxury Lounger seats with electric-powered recliners and so much more! You will want to make sure to check it out.

Which means I’m extra excited to share this blissfulness with YOU! Scroll down to see how you can enter to win now!

Win It:

TEN Mamas readers will win a Cinemark XD Ticket Prize Pack!

(Six winners will receive five Cinemark XD movie tickets and four winners will receive a $25 Cinemark gift card! )

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know what movie you are most excited to see this year (or your favorite of all time).
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This giveaway ends Thursday, December 14 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to US Residents Only
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.

Adorable Muk Luk Boots & Socks ONLY $24.99!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017

Hurry over to Groupon and grab these adorable clear Muk Luk boots and socks for only $24.99! I can’t get over how freaking cute these are!

Holiday Gift Guide for Teens & Tweens 2017

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Big Life Journal

Packed with stories, poems, quotes, illustrations and writing prompts, this guided journal is the world’s first growth mindset book created specifically for children. Growth mindset activities help children to recognize their ability to learn and motivates them to harness the power of their own mind. It helps children learn to embrace challenges, to persevere, and how to grow from feedback. Through stories children will get inspired by failures and successes of people like Elon Musk, J.K. Rowling, Walt Disney, and others. Our guided children’s journal is broken down into 26 weeks with each week covering a new theme or topic.

More details about the Big Life Journal

Hard Candy Makeup

LOL Surprise Doll

Lil Sisters Series 2 Lets Be Friends Mystery Pack Wave 2

These little surprise balls are one of the “it” toys this year! Some are bath bombs that dissolve in the tub. Some are just little balls full of joy. But really, they have different dolls and accessories in them. My 4 year old has been asking for them almost non-stop! But my nieces have been talking about them too! That’s why I included them in the older kids category.

Smart Kids Only

Take your robot building smarts to the next level with the Advanced 14 in 1 Do-it-Yourself Solar Robot Kit. This solar powered robot kit can be transformed into 14 different modules. The robot modes include vehicles and bugs all in cartoon comic robot style. Movement is powered by solar panel and speed is determined by the intensity of sunlight it receives.

The 4 in 1 Solar Powered DIY Robot Kit is designed to allow children to use their imagination to assemble the parts into different creative combinations. This kit develops a love for engineering, science, and technology in the most fun and enjoyable way. Your kids will love to learn!

Holiday Gift Guide for Him 2017

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Collector’s Case

Mystery Geek Boxes for the Collector in You! Exclusive T-Shirts, Celebrity Autographs and more.

Start your collection of exclusive t-shirts, celebrity autographs and licensed pop culture products delivered every month to your door. #ChasetheCase

Assassin’s Creed

Ancient Egypt & dash : home of colossal pyramids, gilded tombs, tyrannical god-kings, and the origin story of the Assassins. As Cleopatra empire crumbles, the birth of the Assassin’s Brotherhood will lead to an extraordinary shift of the world order. Along your journey, the mysteries of Ancient Egypt will be revealed. Assassin Creed Origins uncovers the beginning of the Brotherhood. Fight in epic battles, master a completely reinvented combat system, and explore the entirety of Egypt. With the all-new quest system, complete missions in any order you choose, and follow your own path to greatness.

Home8 Security

  • Home8 is a leading mobile-interactive, video-verified, integrated home, enterprise, and care Total-protection platform solution and service provider
  • The Total-protection platform covers connected security, safety, video, care, energy, and automation control under one mobile app
  • The Total-protection “system of systems” cloud-app offers collaborative video-verification, in-view local 1st-responder calling, secure video privacy and user control for priority emergency response and the utmost peace of mind
  • Zero-pairing plug-n-play system setup and expansion
  • Affordable starter kit systems with easily expandable add-on devices
  • Home8 offers free comprehensive basic Total-protection service

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 10 & Under 2017

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Pokemon Petite Pals

Time for a forest vacation with all your friends! You can decorate the walls, accessorize, and set the place up the way you want. Spend some quiet time on the swing; get your packages up thanks to the manual elevator. All is ready for your Pokémon to have a relaxing time. Includes 3 figures, multiple accessories and a fairytale tree house playset.

Aurora Gift Stuffed Animals

Aurora is known in the industry for its incredibly high quality products, range of diverse offerings and competitive pricing. In addition, Aurora owns its manufacturing facilities and prides itself in their expansive distribution resources and in-house research and development teams.

John Deere Mega Wheels

For the first time, Monster Treads have expanding tires! Take the action to the next level by pressing down on the cab to expand the super tough tires to be even tougher! Suitable for ages 3 years and up. Produced by TOMY and officially licensed by John Deere.

Cat Apprentice Machine Maker

Take on a truly daring challenge with the CatApprentice Machine Maker by using hundreds of pieces to put together a wheel loader, excavator or dump truck! This set also includes a realistic screwdriver and a reusable tool box that also functions as a carrying case.

Thomas R/C

When you’re done building, hop aboard the Thomas Stop & Go R/C! This R/C features realistic train noises and Thomas phrases with just the push of a button! Just watch as Thomas comes alive with a realistic train conductor and the plastic steam changes colors as he chugs along. Go on grand adventures with your favorite blue engine!

Flip Zee Girls!

Say hello to the Flip Zee Girls! Each girl is two dolls in one and features colorful, wacky hair, a beautiful dress and a unique personality. Choose from Zara Flower, Zabrina Ballerina, Zandy Candy, Zoey Bear, Zana Strawberry and Zuri Cat.

Holiday Gift Guide for Her 2017

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Ring the Bells of Christmas Ornament

Each hand-painted ornament is beautifully packaged in a satin-lined hinged gift box and has an adjustable tassel cord for displaying on a Christmas tree or a stand.

An Old Fashioned Christmas Crafted by artist: Dona Gelsinger
A grinning snowman standing before a festively decorated holiday home represents the fun and frolic of Christmases past, while a nostalgic streetlight on the back inspires wonderful holiday memories.

Ring The Bells of Christmas Crafted by artist: Sandy Clough
Ring in the holidays with this stunning trio of brass bells set against a crimson red background. Perfect for musicians and music lovers.

Woodland Christmas Crafted by artist: Sarah Summers
A lovely community of forest friends admires a nature-made Christmas tree. Inspires gratitude for all of God’s glorious creatures.

Good Tidings, Joy and Good Will Craft by artist: Susan Winget
Words of inspiration are hand painted in elegant gold script near cheerful cardinal friends perched and poised among colorful holly and berries to welcome all the splendor of the holiday season.

Snow Much Fun Cookie Jar

A smiling snowman with sweet Precious Moments eyes holds favorite holiday treats while a friendly cardinal perches happily on the brim of his charming top hat-shaped lid. Ceramic. Holds 2.5 quarts.

Juvalips Lip Plumper

Juvalips was designed and manufactured in the US by top engineers to provide great results and prevent the damage of other lip plumping options. Our vacuum is specifically calibrated to pull hard enough for results, but gentle enough to prevent lip damage. The device is also on a 60 second timer to prevent over use. The soft contoured mouthpiece is ergonomically designed to distribute pressure evenly across the lips for a natural plump look and to prevent bruising. It can safely be used multiple times in a row. There are a few benefits to that. First, you can work your way up from 1 to multiple treatments incrementally. Second, when you find how many times it takes to get the desired plumping, and you can do that each time. Third, it gives your lips a break every minute. The break helps prevent bruising and improve results. Vacuum suction has been shown to cause collagen biosynthesis and has been used in spas as a recovery and anti-aging treatment for hundreds of years. Short term results last for several hours(4-10). Long term results from continued use last much longer.

Where Do You Look For Deals Now That Black Friday is Over?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

Black Friday is over. Cyber Monday is just about finished. But you still have shopping to do! Where do you go for deals now?

It’s easier than you think. If I’m honest, I bought one thing on Black Friday. One. Want to know what it was? Socks. I got half price socks for my whole family at Smith’s Marketplace for half price. That just isn’t where I shop anymore. So here are the places I plan on looking to save some moolah now.

Amazon: This is BY FAR where I do the majority of my shopping. They consistently have the best prices and I can shop in my pj’s. Win!

Smith’s: This one might seem odd to you, but you’d be surprised how many deals you can get here. Save on groceries and you’ll have more for gifts. They are doing 25 Days of Merry Deals right now and you will save on all sorts of things. Even games and toys!

Movie Theaters: The Cinemark refillable buckets are my favorite gift to give. They are fairly inexpensive, but then can be used all year round for the person who gets them. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! These often sell out so you won’t want to wait to buy yours.

Facebook: I know it sounds weird, but FB ads knows what they are doing. I’ve found some awesome things while just scrolling through my feed. And there is usually a coupon code. I discovered Big Life Journals on FB and it is freaking awesome! Not only is there a HUGE sale right now, I’m also giving one away!

Shop Local! I guarantee you have many family and friends who have items to sell that help them afford their own Christmas. Most of those will be having some kind of sale right now.

I found Rise & Shine Cosmetics through a friend and absolutely LOVE my permanent eyeliner and eyebrows. PLUS, get 50% off when you mention Mamas on a Dime!