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The Busy Mom's Shopping Guide for Easter

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This post is for the busy moms, lazy moms, procrastinating moms, bargain shopping moms, i-don't-like-shopping moms, i-love-online-shopping moms, Amazon Prime-loving moms, and all the other moms (and dads). 

Here is the scoop: I am a bargain shopper. I love after holiday clearance sales! It saves you money to pick up discounted items for the following holiday if you are sure you can use them. So my Easter basket items were bought last year. I will pick up a bit of candy/trinkets for Egg fillers, but that's it. 

To be honest, I hit the mother load last year and have Easter books for my toddler to fill up her basket for next couple years. Literally. 

With that being said, I don't always find things after the holidays or life gets crazy so I don't get a chance to shop. I end up online at the last minute or in-store paying way too much out of desperation. I definitely get it if you wait until the holiday approaches.

So for all you moms that are waiting, for whatever reason, I put together an online shopping list to help you out ❤



I wanted to be sure to list items to teach about the story of Jesus and meaning of Easter. I found some faith based items that look really fun and included one we have already. Definitely check these items out. I also made sure to have some faith focused books that are reasonably priced. 
*Also, Amazon prices change quickly, so hurry if you want these deals. These are as of the posting date. 

Faith Based Items 
-Glow In The Dark Egg Hunt Kit (See The Light of Jesus)--Glow in the dark egg hunt AND learning about Jesus?!?! Sound like yes for the kids to me! → http://amzn.to/2naYYm5
-Resurrection Eggs--We have had these for years. Really nice tradition.→ http://amzn.to/2nrozsV
-Wooden Resurrection "Toy" Set → http://amzn.to/2mUmDoS

Books
Bright Baby Touch and Feel Easter → http://amzn.to/2muPdSE
Where Are Baby's Easter Eggs? → http://amzn.to/2npWe6y
Clifford's Happy Easter → http://amzn.to/2nq43sH
The Story of Easter → http://amzn.to/2nq43sH
My Day With Jesus → http://amzn.to/2n9PQOr
The Beginner's Bible Come Celebrate Easter Activity Book →http://amzn.to/2n9JoXD
The Week That Led to Easter → http://amzn.to/2nGGZqf

Prefilled Easter Eggs and Candy
Car filled Easter Eggs (12)→http://amzn.to/2nsx3ju
Marvel Avengers Eggs (16)→http://amzn.to/2nsDjbc
Zoo Eggs → http://amzn.to/2nc1jNq
110 Pieces of Candy (M&Ms, Snickers, etc.) → http://amzn.to/2ncbLob

I hope this list helps you out!

Again, Amazon prices change frequently. Hurry if you want these deals!
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A Little Life Update: March 2017


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 What's exciting this week?
*The swim awards banquet--Sophia got Rookie of the Year for her age group Monday. Woohoo!
*Grandparent's week at school

*Book fair
*Finally got my replacement phone yesterday--so glad I got the phone insurance. 


What's for dinner?
M: Dinner at sports banquet
T: Cheeseburgers, coleslaw
W: Steak Fajitas
Th: Pot Roast
F: Tacos

Bell's Palsy Update
I had a really bad weekend. Saturday was particularly awful. My head hurt so bad I was dizzy and puking. I called the doctor and they sent over a prescription and scheduled another appointment for this week. 
So I went to the doctor yesterday and found out some good news. Nothing abnormal on my MRI. They were checking for tumors. So that's really good.  I should know in the next few days how the other test turn out. 

What's on my mind? Easter!
I can't be the only person "window shopping" online. I actually got a lot of basket stuff already, but check out these goodies: 

Prefilled eggs without the candy → http://amzn.to/2moN1Mj
 Really Cute Easter burlap banner (super cheap) →http://amzn.to/2nGc9hS 
My First Easter Boardbook (another bargain) → http://amzn.to/2n9js01
Resurrection Eggs--these are such a great way to tell the story of the crucifixion and resurrection. We love them! → http://amzn.to/2nGf7D7 


Just a quick little update! 
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$10 @ Target: March 2017

Hey guys!
It's that time of month where I get to link up something I bought at Target for under 10 dollars. 
This month was so easy. I walked right into the Dollar Spot and picked up three small artificial plants. I needed something small to decorate a shelf. I ended up getting home and they were too small, but I still really like them. 

Each was $3.00. So I actually stayed under budget.  It's nice to have a little bit of green in the house.  

Recognize that rug in the background? Yep, those are sold at Target also. I have that rug design in all of my bathrooms. ☺



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Happy Friday 2017 #11


 We all know what today is...

In 2016 someone was angry on St. Patrick's Day ↓

This about sums it up↓



This week I posted about 
saving money & time with homemade pizza toppings. 

Anyone going to see this? 
Image result for beauty and the beast
I'm not sure we will make it this weekend, but I am kind of looking forward to it. 


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