Back To School means new Florsheim Shoes!


It’s that time of year when everyone is excited for Back To School!

It means seeing old friends or making new ones, it means fun times on the bus and playtime at recess, getting back to that familiar routine of work and play, and it definitely means getting the kids decked out in new school clothes and shoes!

I shop Florsheim Shoes for quality shoes (for grown-up guys and little guys too) in new designs that always impress! Sturdy and durable, they don’t skimp on comfort either. Boys are notoriously rough on shoes. Florsheim offers a line of boy’s footwear that will last (and look great too)!


This new pair of Florsheim Berwyn Jr. boy’s shoes is a simple slip-on shoe that showcases style and  comfort. An easy hook-and-eye closure makes it easy for smaller hands to manage and the flexible rubber sole is good for traction for little feet too. No slipping and sliding down school halls with these shoes!

Save 20% off any one item at Tilly’s plus free shipping! #TillysBTS


Just in time for Back To School! Save 20% off any one item and get FREE shipping at Tilly’s! Just use promo code: SAVINGS20FS at checkout. This offer does exclude UGG, Beats by Dre, Levi’s Nixon, Oakley, and GoPro brands and expires 8/22/14.

Here are a few deals:

LEVI’S 513 Mens Slim Straight Pants
- 63% Off Plus Free Shipping with Code SAVINGS20FS
- Final Sale Price: $18.49

VOLCOM Thirds Mens Shoes
- 58% Off Plus Free Shipping with Code SAVINGS20FS
- Final Sale Price: $24.99

DIVA LOUNGE Leann Womens Sandals
- 56% Off Plus Free Shipping with Code SAVINGS20FS
- Final Sale Price: $7.49

LILY WHITE Space Dye Sweater Knit Maxi Skirt
- 80% Off Plus Free Shipping with Code SAVINGS20FS
- Final Sale Price: $5.99

BAMBOO Leroy Womens Wedges
- 70% Off Plus Free Shipping with Code SAVINGS20FS
- Final Sale Price: $7.99

FULL TILT Essential Girls Thermal
- 64% Off Plus Free Shipping with Code SAVINGS20FS
- Final Sale Price: $4.99

FULL TILT Ditsy Floral Girls Leggings
- 69% Off Plus Free Shipping with Code SAVINGS20FS
- Final Sale Price: $3.99

Calling all @Tillys lovers! They are giving away $300 in Tilly’s GCs! #TillysBTS

RSVP to win


Enjoy a natural facial mask with LAVO Volcanic Mud Mask! #lavomud


I turned 40 this year. With my birthday came a new awareness of my aging skin.

I’ve never paid too much attention to the overall health of my skin. With a basic facial cleanser, relatively natural body soaps and washes, and some scented body lotions, my needs were met. I considered myself pretty lucky having dodged serious acne in my teens and early twenties. And, I was never very good about using sunblock either.

At 40, it’s pretty obvious I was pretty oblivious to taking care of my skin, especially my face. With wrinkles, dark spots, large pores, and even some blemishes, my skin is showing all the signs of ignorance. I’ve been eagerly trying different natural products to help minimize the aging and to help increase my chances at reversing some of the damage.

LAVO’s volcanic mud mask is an all natural facial mask that benefits oily skin by fighting acne and minimizing pores. With easily recognizable ingredients including acutal volcanic mud (diatomaceous and Fullers earth), glycerin, aloe vera gel, and sage and eucalyptus oils, this mud mask is thick and non-greasy. The benefits of softer, tighter, skin and smaller, cleaner pores are definitely noticeable after just one 5-15 minute application.

After applying a thin layer over my entire face, I let the mask sit for about 15 minutes. This mud mask has a very pleasant almost patchouli scented fragrance that I really love.  Within just a minute or so, I could feel my skin tightening. I washed my face and immediately felt a firmer, softer skin surface, especially on my forehead, cheeks, and chin. I was immediately impressed and have continued this regiment twice a week for almost a month with pleasing results. While I have turned the clock back, my skin looks and feels more healthy.

Another thing I like about LAVO? It’s paraben free and is manufactured in a clean, FDA registered facility…with no animal testing.

LAVO mud mask is available on and is reasonably priced at $24.97! The benefits of this deep cleaning treatment are entirely noticeable with smoother, firmer, younger looking…and feeling…skin!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Get help in the kitchen with the Bru Joy handheld can opener! #brujoycanopener


I spend a lot of time in the kitchen…making, baking, mixing, and cooking…so I love kitchen gadgets that make the job easier! The Bru Joy manual can opener is one of those favorite tools that I’m so glad I have at the ready.

I’ve bought the cheap versions of handheld can openers before and have always been disappointed. If they last more than a month, they do a horrendous job of acutally doing what they are supposedly designed to do! I’ve had the the cutting wheel actually bend, rust, and break off before! And nothing makes me more crazy than to not be able to crank the can opener without breaking a sweat.

The Bru Joy can opener is stainless steel (no rusting) and maneuvers seemlessly around the edge of cans. I’m able to squeeze the handles easily and without using every arm muscle I’ve got. I especially love this new gadget for the kids! Sometimes my 10 year old is looking for a quick meal and while I’m trying to encourage her to be a little more independent…it’s really hard if she can’t use our can opener!? She can easily manipulate the Bru Joy can opener and successfully open a can of a naughty favorite Chef Boyardee or tuna fish without needing my help.

The Bru Joy can opener is available right on for $19.95 and qualifies for Amazon Prime shipping too! It is definitely a gadget you’ll love to have in your kitchen and would also make for a great housewarming or shower gift add-on!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

BeeFriendlier: Take a #SelfBee and help support the Honeybees!


August 16th is National Honeybee Day and it’s time to create some buzz around the importance of bees! You can show your support by uploading a photo of yourself to Cascadian Farm Bee Booth! Create and share your #SelfBee and you’ll receive a code that you can enter at (through 12/31/14) to have Cascadian Farm donate $.50 to your favorite bee related charity! You can choose from Xerces Society (for training and education), Xerces Society (for wildlife and habitat) or University of Minnesota Bee Lab (for research and outreach). Cascadian Farm will make a maximum donation of $150,000 based on online code entries and other consumer actions. Let’s help the bees!

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$10 Off ANY $30 Kid’s Apparel Purchase at Kohl’s! #BackToSchool

Through Sunday, 8/17/14, we can save $10 off ANY $30 purchase of kid’s apparel at! Just use promo code:YESKIDS10 at checkout! This will make for great savings on clothes for Back To School!


SO® Cascading Ruffle Top – Girls 7-16
Clearance  $8.80, Original  $22.00


Jumping Beans® Cheetah Peplum Tee – Girls 4-7
Sale  $7.49, Original  $16.00


Urban Pipeline® Cargo Shorts – Boys 8-18
Clearance $16.00, Original $40.00