Get Rewarded with Suave Family Perks + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Global Influence, but all opinions are my own.

I feel like I’ve been using Suave products since I was a kid- they are a wonderful option for health and beauty items for budget conscious families! Our favorite products are the Suave for kids 2 in 1 shampoo + conditioner & the detangler for kids. I use the 2 in 1 shampoo for my son & it makes his hair smell so great! I remember the detangler being a life-saver when I was younger for my crazy curly hair, and my son inherited that hair, so I definitely see it in his future, too!

There is a NEW Suave Perks program available that allows you to scan your Walmart receipts to earn points that are redeemable for a $5 Walmart Gift Card!

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Here are the official details:

Get Rewarded for Buying Products you Love
Suave makes quality products for the entire family and at Walmart’s everyday low prices, what can be better than that? Whether it’s Suave Kids detangling spray, Suave Mens 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, or Suave Naturals Body Lotion- Suave has got the whole family covered!
Now, exclusively at Walmart, you can get rewarded for buying the Suave products that your family knows and loves!Sign up for Suave Family Rewards at Suave Family Perks and every time you purchase a Suave product at Walmart, you will earn points that are redeemable for a $5 Walmart gift card!

Plus! You can enter here to win a $50 Walmart gift card from the Suave Perks Program!

Suave Family Perks – Resourceful Mommy

Do you use Suave? What are your favorite products?

How to Budget- Getting Started

Hey guys! Today I’m bringing ya’ll a “getting started” kind of post on how to budget. I know budgets can be scary for many people, but I think everyone should budget their money- no matter how much they make!

How to Budget- Getting Started!

Okay, so whether you’ve never budgeted before or you need a budget overhaul, there are a few things that I do FIRST when our spending is out of control & I need to get things figured out with our finances.

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Tips for Surviving Daylight Savings Time with Sleep + a Pampers Giveaway!

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Hey guys! Daylight Savings Time is quickly approaching and, for many moms, that leads to nervousness and anxiety about their baby’s sleep patterns. How will baby adjust to the time change? Will that mean an earlier wake up time for both little ones and their parents? A 2013 survey conducted by Pampers found that nearly one-quarter of mothers (24%) felt that a dry diaper was the number one thing that enabled their baby to sleep through the night.  Moms instinctively understand the importance of sleep – and research proves her right! Sleep contributes to well-being in many ways, from physical and cognitive development to sociability and day-to-day mood. That’s why Pampers is so committed to keeping baby dry during the most important parts of their day: love, play and sleep.  Through Pampers’ extensive research on sleep, they’ve learned that babies are more vulnerable to waking up when they’re wet. Unlike other diapers that offer two layers, Pampers diapers have three absorbent layers that provide up to 12 hours of overnight dryness protection. It’s Pampers hope to minimize sleep disruptions so that little ones get the sweet slumber they deserve and need!

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We have been HUGE advocates of sleep from day one with little man. First, because it is so important to babies’ development and honestly, their emotional state all day. Plus, I work from home- mostly while he’s sleeping, so it was important for everyone that he be a sleeping champ and have a regular routine & schedule. For his age he’s supposed to have something like 12-14 hours of sleep a night. Daylight Savings time can kind of complicate things, and it’s totally normal to be worried about what it’s going to do to baby’s sleep. I was pretty worried the first year, for sure. However, it’s not a huge deal, and today I’m going to share all of my tips for getting baby to sleep through the night & surviving the time change during Daylight Savings time.

1. Start the evening right- get a nighttime routine! Ours goes something like this- dinner, bath time, “wind down time” where we read or watch a show, snack, milk, brush our teeth, and then bedtime.

2. A full belly- this is why we do a snack. Sometimes, it’s been a few hours since dinner once bedtime gets here, so we give him a piece of toast with cream cheese, or some fruit so that he has something in his tummy right before bed. Our little guy still gets milk in a sippy cup at bedtime, too.

3. A fresh diaper that will last the night. Pampers offers 12 hours of protection, and like the study says, a dry diaper is key. I know that is one sure fire thing that will make my little man wake up early- if his diaper gets to wet. (Also, when giving your little one milk at night we opt for about 1/4-1/2 a cup so that he doesn’t have too much liquid.)

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4. A blanket + stuffed animal. If your little one is old enough to have items in the crib, we give him a stuffed animal (he picks it out, part of our routine between teeth brushing and getting in bed) and he has a blanket that he sleeps with every night. (We actually bought 2 blankets, so that when he goes to his grandparents there is an extra!) These are purely just for comfort- which I think helps him go back to sleep when he does stir at night.

5. Don’t stress it- even if you haven’t had a sleeping champ since day one, you can start some new habits & get him or her there in no time. For Daylight Savings time, of course they will be up early the next morning- my tip is for YOU to go to bed a little early, too. It’s going to happen- but usually after a night or two, our little man levels back out with his normal schedule.

Okay, so those are my tips for getting your little one to sleep through the night & to make it through Daylight Savings time without the whole routine being thrown off. Do you have any tips to share? Leave them in the comments!

And now… a giveaway!

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One person will win coupons for one FREE pampers diapers pack & one free wipes pack! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win!

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For more great prizes- be sure to attend the Twitter party tomorrow (10/29/14) at 9:00 pm EST! RSVP HERE!

To participate, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, and our sponsor @Pampers.

Twitter Party Prizes Include:

·         Prize 1Twinkles Nightlight in Blue, 148 ct of Pampers diapers and a pack of wipes.

·         Prize 2 – Pottery Barn plush security blanket, $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, a pack of Pampers diapers and wipes.

·         Prize 3 – A gift card to The $125 Children’s Place for pajamas, a pack of Pampers diapers/wipes

·         Prize 4 – A Kindle Fire so parents can purchase baby bedtime books, an $100 Amazon gift card to purchase the e-books, a pack of Pampers diapers and wipes.

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Get Organized for the Holidays- Printable Christmas Planner!

Hey guys! Today I’m sharing something new and special I have going on over in my Etsy shop!

Printable Christmas Planner from Mama's Got It Together

This year I’ve created a cute & super functional printable Christmas planner for all you folks out there like me who love to be organized!

This is a PDF file that can be printed & placed in a binder or ARC notebook! (The files are for 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.)

Printable Christmas Planner from Mama's Got It Together

This planner comes with 21 pages that cover everything you need for an organized holiday season.

Planner Includes:

1. Christmas Planner Cover Page with space to write the year or family name
2. Christmas Baking List- Plan out your Christmas baking and treat making & where to find your recipes on baking day!
3. Christmas Season Bucket List- plan activities for the family- parades, visits with Santa, community service, toy drives, etc…
4. Christmas Budget Tracker – use this page to plan your budget & keep it on track!
5. Christmas Card List- don’t leave anyone out when sending Christmas cards this year
6. Christmas Crafts Planner- plan your Christmas crafts and activities for yourself of the little ones- see what supplies you need & remember where you found the activity to begin with
7. Christmas Day Planner- Plan out the day- meals, to-do list, & morning, day, & night activities & plans, keep track of parties & events, too!
8. Christmas Decor Inventory- Outdoor- a space to keep track of what decorations you have for outside- this way you know what you need to buy & you avoid buying any duplicates
9. Christmas Decor Inventory- Indoor- same concept- but for inside the house!
10. Christmas Decor Inventory- Tree- same concept again, specifically for the tree decorations
11. Christmas Eve Planner- Plan the day- meals, to-do list, morning, day, and night activities, and parties & events
12. Christmas Menu Planner- plan your Christmas dinner menu, recipe sources, & who’s cooking which dish!
13. Christmas Party Planner- Hosting a big Christmas party? Plan out the details with this sheet.
14. Christmas Shopping Planner- Plan out your store trips & what gifts to buy, as well as your budget
15. December Calendar- a month at a glance calendar to plan events & activities
16. Gift Planner- Family
17. Gift Planner- Friends
18 Gift Planner- My Children
Use these to plan out gifts for family, friends, and then individual sheets for the kids. Plan gifts & stay on budget
19. Online Shopping Tracker- keep track of online gift purchases
20. Party Invite List- use this sheet to keep track of Christmas dinner or party invitations sent
21. Stocking Stuffer Ideas- Use this sheet to plan stocking stuffers for the family

Printable Christmas Planner from Mama's Got It Together

I am absolutely in love with this planner, and I hope that you guys love it, too.

Printable Christmas Planner from Mama's Got It Together

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Plus, use the code ORGANIZATION to take 10% off your Christmas planner!

P.S… looking for a great planner group to join on Facebook? Join us here!

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.
  • Mavens get benefits all month long at Julep – like 20% off, free shipping, early access to secret sales and more.

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.