Sunday, September 30, 2012

Monday Giveaway Linky October 1-7

I can't believe it is already October!!  I haven't even started looking at Halloween Costumes yet.  Better get my butt in gear!  What are your kids and/or you dressing up as??

Let's start October off by linking up our giveaways!!  This will be open all week long so feel free to continue to add giveaways or stop by to enter new ones.


Bloggers, please provide a direct link to your family friendly giveaways in the linky provided below.  Please submit your giveaway as follows-Prize (End Date)  This giveaway linky will be posted every Monday so feel free to come back each week to check out and/or add new giveaways!  I would also appreciate if you would "SHARE THIS" link as it will help generate more traffic to our giveaways!  THANK YOU!

Amazon Hot Deal- Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Board Game

Right now you can get the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Board Game
 for only $8.99 with prime shipping!!  This is a 40% discount!

This would make a great Halloween gift and it has excellent reviews!!

Please check the price before checking out as Amazon prices are known to change frequently.

Bloggers Wanted: Kindle Fire Event

Madame Deals is offering a great opportunity!!  

A chance to gain tons of followers!  Receive a free facebook 
link for promoting this great giveaway!  

Check out the great Blogger Prizes being offered:

  • $50 to the Blogger that refers the most other Bloggers to join the event (awarded after the first 24 hours)

  • $50 to the Blogger that refers the most other Bloggers to join the event over all

  • $50 to the Blogger that refers the winning reader

This is a great chance for new facebook likes and page views!!  Please use the sign-up form and let them know The Simple Things referred you!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Amazon- Hotel Transylvania Movie Ticket Offer

Buy select movies between September 28, 2012 and receive a promotional code which you can redeem for a certificate valid for up to $10.00 to see the movie Hotel Transylvania between 9/28/2012 - 11/8/2012 at participating theaters!!

We are so excited to see Hotel Transylvania and 

will definitely be taking advantage of this great 

offer.  This includes DVD's priced low such as 

Open Season $11.49, Open Season 2 $9.85, Soul 

Surfer $12.49 & many more!!


Go HERE to check out this great offer!!

Terms and conditions of this promotion:
Offer applies only to purchases of select DVD and Blu-ray movies from Limited to one (1) promotional code per title per customer, maximum ten (10) titles. Restrictions include the following:
1. Limited time offer. Codes expire on November 8, 2012; after code has been redeemed, the certificate expires on November 30, 2012
2. e-Movie Cash certificates can be used for UP TO $10.00 towards one admission to Hotel Transylvania at participating theaters. e-Concession Cash certificates can be used for $5.00 off any concession purchase at participating theaters.
3. No cash to be provided as change.
4. Valid in the United States only.
5. Cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, expired or damaged.
6. Not redeemable for cash.
7. Not for resale.
8. Not valid with any other offer.
9. While supplied last.
Amazon may terminate or modify the terms of this offer at any time in its sole discretion. This offer will not be applied retroactively to previous purchases. to find a participating theater near you. Certificate is provided by TPG Rewards, Inc. through its website at To redeem this offer, go to and follow the instructions. You will be required to provide your promotional code, your name and your email address. is not responsible for the content on, operation of or any other aspects of that website; it is recommended that consumers carefully examine the website’s privacy policy and terms of use before using the website or providing any personal information. Certain system requirements may apply;

More about e-Movie Cash® and e-Concession Cash™: e-Movie Cash® and e-Concession Cash™ Certificates are valid at participating theaters. To locate a participating theater, visit TPG Rewards, Inc. website at
If your theater is not equipped to process e-Movie Cash, please contact TPG Rewards, Inc. at 1-800-290-0816 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm EST for alternative processing instructions.

Amazon Deal of the Day- 10 Piece Cookware Set $59.99 (Usually around $100)

Get the Jamie Oliver by T-fal Nonstick Hard Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set for only $59.99.  This usual list price is usually around $100 for this set.

Also check out today's Lightning Deals  These start at different times throughout the day and last until time is up or they are sold out!!


List Price: $349.99 
Amazon's Price:$318.00
Gold Box Discount:-$69.00
Deal Price:$249.00(29% off)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cinderella Blu-Ray/DVD combo & more!

$22.99 with free shipping!  
Pre-order Price Guarantee.

There are also some great sales on princess toys at amazon!

Only $14.75

 Only $8.90!

 Only $29.99!!  40% off

Amazon prices change quite often so please double check the prices of these items when checking out.  Prices were accurate at the time of the post.

*Amazon Gold Box* Ceramic Flat Iron only $59.99!!

This flat iron has pretty good reviews and seems to be a little cheaper than everywhere else right now.  This is a gold box deal and will end tonight so get yours now!!

    • Tourmaline SinglePass Digital heating, so that the perfect amount of heat for your hair type is delivered
    • Consistent heat quickly creates long-lasting style, for a professional finish
    • Tourmaline, also referred to as "the electric stone," emits ions and infrared heat
    • Channeled and vented plates whisk excess water away, turning it into hair-relaxing steam
    • High-tech plates are infused with tourmaline ceramic, for frizz-fighting, cuticle-sealing power
    • Fixed plates ensure a snag-free glide thanks to precision engineering
    • Set the iron's performance depending on hair type and hair style, with 450-degree adjustable heating
    • Professional 9-foot cord swivels for hassle-free styling
    • World voltage works perfectly wherever you are
    • Heat-resistant mat protects tabletops and can be used to clean the iron's plates
    • 2-year warranty

    *Amazon* Get an MP3 song for .05 (normally $1.29)

    Amazon is offering a great deal right now.  Share your favorite song, get a song for a nickel!

    All you have to do is type your favorite song in a box and share to facebook.  You will then receive a credit to purchase an MP3 usually priced at $1.29 for .05!!!

    What are you waiting for?!?  Go get your MP3 for only .05!

     Promotional credits must be redeemed by 11:59 PM PST on October 10, 2012. Amazon MP3 music is available to customers located and with billing addresses in the United States. You must have an account and accept the Amazon MP3 Store Terms of Use and Amazon Cloud Player Terms of Use to redeem your credit. Additional taxes may apply. Limit one promotional credit per customer.

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    Breaking Habits (weight loss)

    I debated on writing this post...I didn't want to...but I feel like I need to.

    I am not happy with my weight.  After my first two babies I bounced back right away.  After my third, things didn't happen so easy.  I was working from home doing medical transcription- sitting at a desk the majority of the day.  I was extremely stressed- trying to take care of three young children was not always an easy task.  It was hard to make time to work out- work, house, kids.

    Food became my go to.  I would stress eat.  I would bored eat.  I would eat because it was a HABIT.  Then I would hide by wearing sweats- they stretch.

    I was tired- a lot.  Sure, kids wear you out but so does eating like crap and not getting off your butt.  Then it became hard.  

    I started doing good and lost about 25 lbs.  I was only about 10-15 lbs away from my goal- SO CLOSE- yet those were the HARDEST to even work on.  Just this spring I was almost there.

    Life happened and here I am once again.  I probably need to lose 30-35 lbs- AGAIN.

    I DESERVE to look good- feel good- and be happy!  I will do this for me- because I know I can.  I will do this for my kids- they deserve a good example.

    They say it takes about 1 1/2 months to break a habit.  It is time!  I know this won't be easy and I am going to take it slow.  I will listen to my body and decide if I am REALLY hungry.  I will switch soda for water.  I will put down that cookie- it's not worth it anyways.  I will make time to work out.

    Why? Because I deserve it!

    Do you struggle with weight loss?  Do you have any habits you want to kick? 

    Monday Giveaway Linky 9/24

    Monday.  Enough said......

    I am hoping to get quite a few giveaways listed on this so please share!!  Thank you =o)


    Bloggers, please provide a direct link to your family friendly giveaways in the linky provided below.  Please submit your giveaway as follows-Prize (End Date)  This giveaway linky will be posted every Monday so feel free to come back each week to check out and/or add new giveaways!  I would also appreciate if you would "SHARE THIS" link as it will help generate more traffic to our giveaways!  THANK YOU!

    *Amazon* Hot Deal! Black & Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven only $19.99

    has been marked down to $19.99!  (50% discount)

    This is perfect for smaller pizzas and casseroles!  This would also make a great gift.

    Please check the price before purchasing as Amazon prices are known to jump around.

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

    *Amazon* Hot Toy Deals

    I love finding great deals on toys from Amazon. It's definitely not too early for Christmas shopping!! I also like having toys on hand for birthday gifts. Here are some great deals I have found. Please check the price before checking out as Amazon is known to change their prices quite often!



    Crayola Dry-Erase Activity Center Zany Play Edition

      $9.99 (45% discount)

    Crayola Color Wonder Sound Studio Disney Toy Story Refills

    $4.81 (68% discount)

    Crayola Glow Station - On-the-Go

    $11.64 (45% discount)

    Bloggers Wanted- Mickey Mouse Halloween Event

    Mickey Mouse Halloween Event is hosted by Mom Blog Society.

    Prize Package Includes: 3' Inflatable Halloween Mickey Mouse, Mickey's Treat DVD & Light-Up Jack O'Lantern Mickey Mouse Trick or Treat Bucket

    The event dates: 10/2 - 10/12

    Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here

    Amazon Lightning Deal- Pyrex Storage 10-Piece Set $12.99

    I have been needing containers and this is a great deal!!!  For the next hour and 20 min you can get the Pyrex 10-piece storage set for only $12.99 and this is eligible for Amazon Prime!

    Pyrex Storage 10-Piece Set
    List Price:$19.99
    Amazon’s Price:$18.00
    Gold Box Discount:-$5.01
    Deal Price:$12.99(35% off)
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    Friday, September 21, 2012

    15+ Fall Crafts (A To Do List)

    I always find the cutest ideas and crafts I want to complete and I never seem to get around to it.  I dream of cute decorations switched out each least season and creative time spent crafting.  For some reason this never seems to happen.  From this day forward I promise myself that I am going to be better about this.  I will find time to make fun things, even if it means laundry sits in the basket a little longer~

    How cute is this pumpkin from Craftberry Bush?!?  There are so many different ways of decorating this (orange, glitter, etc) and it looks pretty simple!!

    I love the colors and texture of this Fall wreath.  The High Heeled Hostess offers a great tutorial on making a fabric wreath like the one above!

    This fall leaf wreath is simple to make and has the perfect colors!!  Check out the tutorial at My Heart's Desire.  You can make this in any shaped frame you want.

    I am in love with these gold pumpkins shown on Country Living!!  They are so warm and inviting!

    Ramblings of a Southern Girl posted a tutorial for these "jack em up" pumpkins.  I am definitely liking this jacked up look!  So cute!!

    I really really want to make these cute little monster dishes found at The Celebration Shoppe.  There are plenty of places to get glass jars at great prices, a little black vinyl and candy and you are good to go.  I am thinking the ghost one would look cute as a pumpkin too!

    These spooky eyes shown on BHG are eerily easy to make.  Styrofoam balls and permament marker are all you need.  

    This wreath from Sweet Something Designs is warm and welcoming.  She dipped lotus pods in paint to make this pop.  I am sure this would work great with pinecones or even mini pumpkins.

    This fall pumpkin topiary is so elegant!  Decorating Ideas Made Easy has the tutorial.

    I wish I had a mantle... A Diamond In The Stuff offers a whole array of mantle ideas.  This would look cute on a shelf.  Now I want one in my dining room!!

    I have seen this before and have always wanted to make them!  I have a brand new sewing machine that has been used once.  This would be an easy starter project!!  These would make adorable table centerpieces also.  Check out the tutorial at Blogging with Holly.

    SAS Interiors made this awesome centerpiece out of a log.  Drilled holes fit the candles perfectly and a few extra fall items (pinecones, pumpkins, leaves, etc) complete this!  Cheap and easy but extremely creative!

    I love making blocks and Mine For The Making has an a wonderful tutorial for these FALL blocks.  I want to do a Halloween countdown also!

    Crafty Kat made these adorable blocks.  I love the blocks with a smaller strip underneath.  Wouldn't these be cute with 2 blocks for numbers and a "COUNTDOWN" where it has blessings?!?

    Thrifty Parsonage Living has some beautiful fall ideas.  I love this centerpiece!  There are so many options for colors with this.

    I am not a candy corn lover but I LOVE these candy corn painted pumpkins featured on BHG.  They look super simple to make and feel like Halloween!

    Have you started or completed any Fall Crafts??  Feel free to link up below!!  

    Share/Pin for more crafts, Christmas, etc!

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