Keeping Your Toddler Safe at Home- 5 Tips

Hey guys! Today’s post is pretty near and dear to my heart. Ya’ll may know that we have Liam, and he is our first (and only so far) child. Of course, being first time parents we wanted to make sure we did everything we could to keep him safe. This is pretty terrifying as a new parent, with all of the risks out there to watch out for. So, we’ve done our best to be sure that we cover all of our bases, and I thought I’d share with ya’ll today my 5 tips for keeping your toddler safe at home.

Keeping Your Toddler Safe At Home- 5 Tips

We have 5 basic things that we use to eliminate hazards & keep him safe. We’re here everyday since I stay at home with him so it’s important to me that we be “baby-proof”.

Here are our 5 tips-

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How to Make Extra Money with Swagbucks- 11 EASY Tips

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Hey guys! Today I’m back sharing a little 411 on one of my FAVORITE programs ever- Swagbucks! I’ve been a member for several years now and I love earning extra Amazon gift cards to buy little things I’m wanting, and to even save up for Christmas gifts! BONUS! I’m sharing a code at the bottom of the post for YOU to get 100 extra swagbucks when you sign up with my code!

Check it out!

How to Make Extra Money with Swag Bucks

I really don’t spend any time on this at all- the bulk of my earnings are through using their search function & my referrals I’ve gotten over the years. I figured I’m overdue for sharing my tips on how to make extra money with Swagbucks! Stick around & then go and sign up, so you can start earning today! Here is just a little snippet of my Amazon cards I’ve earned (click the images in this post to enlarge)-

How to Make Extra Money with Swag Bucks

Here are 11 EASY ways to earn Swagbucks!

1. Toolbar- under “Discover” on the main menu bar at Swagbucks.com you’ll find extensions- download the toolbar (or Google Chrome extension!)… the toolbar is AWESOME because you can quickly use  it to do search & earn AND get notified about new Swagbucks codes (more on those soon!)

2. Daily Goal- Swagbucks gives you a daily goal to reach for bonus Swagbucks! for example- my goal is 30 Swagbucks & I get 3 bonus Swagbucks once I reach that!

3. Daily Poll- Earn a Swagbuck just with a few simple clicks by taking the daily poll. (takes seconds)

4. NOSO- these are “no obligation special offers”- you view a few special offers for the day- no obligation to take advantage of any of them- and earn swagbucks just for viewing them! (takes about a minute)

5. Search & Earn- this is where you use Swagbucks’ search tool to search the web- you can earn NICE Swagbucks with this, I usually earn 5-30 when I do win on a search. It takes a few, so use it every time you search to make sure you earn each day. (quick & easy, and you’re doing this online anyway!)

6. Swagbucks Codes- You’ll be notified on the toolbar- if you have it- when these are available! Just find the code & enter it in to win a few Swagbucks! (usually takes less than a minute)

7. Surveys- these take a little more time, but are worth a lot of Swagbucks. If you have extra time, fill a few out to raise your $$ amount!

8. Swagbucks TV- Watch videos on Swagbucks TV and earn 3 Swagbucks for every 10 videos. I usually leave these playing in the background all day!

9. Coupons- Do you clip coupons?? Clip them from Swagbucks & earn- then earn more when you use them at the store!

10. FREE Special Offers- these take a little time, too, and I normally don’t do ones I’m not interested in, but if you want you can find these under “Discover” and “Special Offers”- click on the FREE offers & complete those- usually it involves signing up for a newsletter, etc…

11. Referrals- Refer others!! You earn 10% of what they earn- for life! This can add up quickly if you refer your family & friends! That’s a pretty sweet deal & you don’t have to do anything to earn this way!

Okay, so there are several easy ways to earn more Swagbucks! Also, I just want to share a few tips- I personally do not enter personal info on any offers- my CC numbers, SSN, etc.. I just don’t. Unless there’s a free trial I want to take advantage of that I know- such as Netflix ;) Use good judgement and ALWAYS be careful giving out personal info. Also, if you sign up for free trials- remember to cancel them before you get charged! I don’t do these often, like I said, unless it’s something I really want to take advantage of! But don’t worry- I still do very well on Swagbucks WITHOUT doing these!

Here’s a snapshot of my lifetime earnings!

How to Make Extra Money with Swag Bucks

However, as always keep in mind, neither I or Swagbucks can guarantee ANY certain amount of earnings! It’s totally up to YOU! This is just an example of what I have done.

If you’d like to sign up for Swagbucks, go here! (full disclosure- this is my affiliate link!)

***When signing up with my link, make sure you click “I have a sign up code” and use the code mamasgotit for 100 swagbucks to start you out!***

Want more ways to earn extra money?? Be sure to visit my post on how to earn $$ from your smart phone!

NEW Fitness Subscription Box Review- Pretty Fit Box

Hey guys! I have a NEW subscription box to share with ya’ll today! Last month I decided I wanted a new box to add to my subscriptions- and a I REALLY wanted a fitness subscription box to try out! I searched and searched and decided on the Pretty Fit Box. Pretty Fit describes themselves like this- “Pretty Fit provides active women with the best nutritional supplements, healthy snacks, workout gear, and more through monthly packs chosen by top fitness professionals.” I was really excited to try this box!

Fitness Subscription Box for Women- the Pretty Fit Box!

There were 3 to choose from- “Bikini Box” which was meant to get you bikini ready for summer, the “Prepared” box which was meant to prepare you for your workout, and then the “Natural Box”, which I got, full of all natural supplements & snacks! Here’s what came in my box-

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8 Packs of Free Halloween Preschool Worksheets for Toddlers

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Halloween is right around the corner! I’ve been introducing my toddler to all things Fall & the concept of Halloween through these printable preschool worksheets! His new favorite word is PUMPKIN! He gets apples and pumpkins confused though, I have to keep reminding him that apples are RED & pumpkins are ORANGE. ;) So, today I wanted to roundup 8 GREAT resources I’ve found for Halloween themed tot school & preschool printables!

8 Free Halloween Themed Packs of Preschool Worksheets for Toddlers

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Halloween Julep Maven Box FREE For New Subscribers- $58 Value

4-Piece Halloween Julep Maven Box Welcome Gift Free for New Maven Subscribers
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Halloween Treats Welcome Box

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Halloween calls for some spooktacular nail designs and spell-binding colors! Julep Maven subscribers get first access to trend setting colors and top-rated beauty products each and every month. For a limited time, new Maven subscribers can get started with this 4-piece Halloween inspired beauty gift valued at $58 for free (just pay $2.99 for shipping).

Just a few reasons the Julep Maven beauty box subscription is a great value:

  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. You get over $40 of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month.
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Become a Maven today, use the code FREETREATS to get your own 4-Piece Halloween Themed Maven Welcome Box for FREE (you just pay $2.99 for shipping).

How To Use Pinterest- 16 Tips for Beginners & Experienced Pinners

Hey guys! Today I’m sharing a few tips on how to use Pinterest that I’ve discovered along the way to help you maximize your pinning impact! I hope you find some tips in this list that are new to you or maybe some refresher ideas to spruce up your boards!

How To Use Pinterest- 16 Tips for Beginners & Experienced Pinners

1. Follow Others- find other Pinterest users to follow & follow the people that they follow, too!
2. Re-pin great content- you want others to follow you so make sure you are re-pinning valuable information for them
3. Pin original content- this means to pin directly from the source- website or blog- instead of just re-pinning everything. Pinterest will show that YOU pinned this, which encourages others to follow you.
4. Pin things YOUR audience wants to see- stick to your niche & your brand
5. Fill out your profile & verify your website or blog! You’ll get an official little Pinterest check mark beside the link!
6. Use GREAT images for your board covers on Pinterest
7. Use SEO friendly board titles so that your boards show up in search! Think of what others would type if they were searching for what you are pinning to that board.
8. Comment on Pins! Try and comment & like on a few pins a day- this shows Pinterest that you are really interacting and using their site.
9. Share pins that are informative, that solve problems- or anything else that your readers or audience NEEDS
10. Join group boards & create group boards to invite others to join. Search boards on Pinterest and look for the group symbol. Most will have instructions on how to join in the description, and you can always comment on a pin and ask for an invite.
11. Create longer “pin-friendly” images for your blog posts so that your posts can be re-pinned and noticed- vertical images are best!
12. Include a pin it button on your blog and be sure it gives your readers an opportunity to pin all of your content!
13. Include a button linking to your Pinterest profile on your blog or website & encourage others to follow you!
14. Use good descriptions- make them detailed & use keywords!
15. Embed relevant Pinterest boards into your blog posts & encourage your readers to follow them
16. Rearrange your boards- put the most relevant boards to your blog or business up top, and be sure to rotate holiday and seasonal boards towards the top rows of your page.

What tips do you have for growing on Pinterest?? Share them in the comments! Oh! And, are you following me on Pinterest?? Here’s a board full of even more social media tips!

Follow Sarah // Mama’s Got It Together’s board Social Media on Pinterest.

20 “Frighteningly” Fun & FREE Halloween Printables

Hey guys! October is officially in full swing and I figure that if you haven’t decorated yet you’ll be getting ready this week for all the festivities! Today I’m sharing 40 FREE Halloween Printables you can use for your Halloween decorating and events! These are my favorites from around the web & make great last minute additions to your decor!

Free Halloween Printables

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20 Fun Halloween Activities for Toddlers

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I remember last year just wishing that there were some activities I could do with my little man, but he was just too little. So, you better believe this year we are doing some Halloween stuff! It’s so fun exposing him to all of this stuff and watching his wheels turning when we work on stuff. So, today I’m rounding up 20 fun Halloween activities for toddlers!

20 Halloween Activities for Toddlers

These are some of my favorites I’ve found around the web and some that we are going to try this year! So many cute ideas! Be sure to check out all of these blogs, too, they are FULL of awesome activity ideas for toddlers!

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21 Month Bluum Box Review- September 2014

Hey guys! We’re back with another awesome Bluum box review to share! We also did another video this month, too! As always, I’ll share what we got, the value of the items & box, and info on how to sign up. The video will be at the bottom if you want to check it out. :)

21 Month Bluum Box Review- September 2014

We got so many great items in our box this month! A couple of books for little man, a toy, a book & snack for me, and the softest socks ever!

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Fall & Winter Candle Favorites/Haul

Hey guys! Today I’m sharing my Fall & Winter Candle Favorites… I did a video on YouTube for this, and I wanted to share my favorites here, too. If you scroll to the bottom you’ll find the video if you prefer to do that.

Okay, so for the past couple of months I’ve been sporadically using deals and coupons to get stocked up for my Fall & Winter candle stash. My favorite places to get my candles are Yankee Candle and Bath and Body Works. Make sure you go over and sign up for their email newsletters so you can get notified of deals and get exclusive coupons!

My Fall & Winter Candle Favorites

I got these goodies when I first spotted the Halloween display at Yankee Candle. No coupon here, these were pretty inexpensive. I LOVE the Ghostly Treats scent at Yankee Candle for Halloween and I had to snag these candle holders, too! I use the Yankee Candle Tarts in my Scentsy warmer! They’re like $1.99 and often go on sale for $1! Also, look for the scent Campfire Treats at Yankee Candle.. it’s the same scent as the Ghostly Treats!

My Fall & Winter Candle Favorites

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