How to Order Flowers for an Affordable Price

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Flowers make a beautiful and striking gift for someone you care about; they also make a vibrant addition to your home if you want to treat yourself. There is a huge variety of flowers to choose from, including roses, sunflowers lilies, orchids and daisies. Each flower evokes its own thoughts and emotions; roses bring thoughts of romance and passion, white lilies have a purity about them and orchids have a really stylish vibe.

If you want to buy flowers as a gift, or for someone else, the best thing to do is check out a reputable florist such as Flowers for Everyone. They have a wide variety of bouquets to choose from, to suit most budgets. You can get a beautiful bouquet for around AU$45-50 if you choose to. On the other hand you can choose to purchase a more expensive bouquet for upwards of AU$100. We are going to take a look at ways in which you can keep the cost of buying a bouquet at an affordable level.

Buy flowers that are in season

Most reputable florists have access to any flower that you want to order; this does not mean that the access is easy. If you order flowers that are not in season then they will have to be imported from another country; these import costs add to the price of the flowers.

For this reason it makes sense to choose flowers that are in season if you want to try and keep the purchase price down. There are certain flowers that are grown throughout the year, like roses, certain types of lily, carnation, chrysanthemum and gladiolus. You may want to consider these flowers as part of the bouquet you are ordering.

Buy outside of busy periods

If you can buy flowers outside of busy periods then it’s a good idea to do so; for instance if you are buying a bouquet to simply say thank you then you may not want to make the purchase on or around Mother’s Day when flower prices can increase. Some people do not even buy Mother’s Day bouquets for the day itself, but order the delivery to be made a couple of weeks early instead. It is sometimes possible to save money this way. Of course, the bouquet may not have the same impact as it would if it was delivered on the actual day.

Check for special offers

Flowers are no different to any other item you can purchase online, in that you will sometimes find great offers available at online florists. These offers may either come at a really fortuitous time, when you were intending to buy flowers anyway, or they may actually tempt you to buy some flowers online. Either way you make a saving on your purchase.

Buying a bouquet of flowers does not have to be a hugely expensive task. There are plenty of ways in which you can obtain a bouquet at a very affordable price.

Blogging with Walmart Family Mobile + Data and a Movie

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Blogging with Walmart Family Mobile

Cell phones are an important and necessary part of our everyday life.  In our household they are a must-have for communicating with my husband and son when they are away from home.   It’s also important for us to be able to text and get important messages from our son’s school about early dismissal and other news.  And of course, the family needs a good data plan for email, social media, gaming and more!

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With plans starting at low as $29.99 per line, Walmart Family Mobile makes it easy and affordable for my family to get everything we want out of our cell phones!  Their newest plan is the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan featuring Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data.  It includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE data PLUS a free movie on VUDU (a $7 value) every month per line for $49.88. [Read more…]

Save Green By Going Green

Are you making any home improvements this year? I have a number of projects tentatively planned, such as updates in our bathroom and kitchen.

We also have some plans to go green in certain areas. We’ve already swapped some of our light fixtures to LEDs, and I’m hoping to update a few key appliances to energy-saving units.

The infographic below details how you can Save Green by Going Green.  You’ll find 4 key things, and you’ll find out how and why these things are good for the environment and your pocket-book!

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Poise Impressa Bladder Supports and a Coupon

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Poise. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever experienced bladder leakage? Believe it or not, it is a very common problem, with 1 in 3 women experience it (That’s 35 million women!) and 1 in 5 experiencing stress urinary incontinence.  This is a urine leak that occurs when you do things like laugh, cough, sneeze, dance, and exercise.  

As you know, I always love to talk about simple solutions, and today we have a simple solution that anyone with light bladder leakage and stress urinary incontinence will be thrilled to heart about.

The folks at Poise specialize in products to help with the problem.  You’ve probably seen their liners before, but they also have a new product: Poise Impressa Bladder Supports.

This is the first and only over-the-counter internal product that is designed to help stop leaks before they happen.  The product is inserted like a tampon, but rather than absorb leaks, it actually stops them by gently lifting and supporting the uretha.

It is both comfortable and effective, and it is also safe to use.  And the product can be used for up to 8 hours, leaving you free to enjoy your day!

Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are available in three sizes.  Before purchasing the product, you should try out the sizing kit to see which of the three sizes is most comfortable and most effective for you.

Check out this video for more information about the benefits of this product:

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Please remember to use this product as directed, and please see your doctor to discuss long term solutions to stress urinary incontinence and other health issues.  You should also note that the product is not for anyone under age 21, and is not to be used by anyone who’s pregnant or has experienced unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge, pain during urination, or anyone who’s had vaginal surgery in the last three months.


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A Coca-Cola Holiday and 2 DIY Coke Bottle Christmas Ornament Tutorials

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Coca-Cola Holiday

With Christmas and holiday parties right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on drinks!  This year Coca-Cola has added even more fun to the festivities with their special holiday inspired Share a Coke bottles!  These 8.5 inch aluminum bottles are the perfect size for parties.  They also have little Coca-Cola Christmas balls on them, and they feature cute message like, “Share a Coke with Santa.”  How fun!  With cute bottles like this, who needs fancy glassware?

Coca-Cola is also helping us celebrate the season with a #SipsofJoy Twitter Party on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST. RSVP here.

I got my Coca-Cola products through a special Cartwheel offer at Target.  Just visit this Share a Coke page and enter the Twitter id of a friend or family member. When you do, they will get a 20% off Coca-Cola Cartwheel offer, and YOU will get a 20% off Cartwheel offer! [Read more…]

DIY Oil Change with Pennzoil

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DIY Oil Change with Pennzoil

Are you a DIYer? Do you hate to call a repair man?  Around our house,  my husband is Mr. Fix It, and he’s very good at everything he does.  If anything needs to be built or fixed, I almost always rely on him to do it!

Last week we tackled a DIY oil change.  As you probably know, regular oil changes are a very important part of vehicle maintenance.  Getting your oil changed ever 3 months or every 3000 miles helps to ensure optimal vehicle performance, extended engine life, and better gas mileage.

But what are the benefits of a DIY oil change versus an oil change you’d get from an auto mechanic?  For one thing, by doing it yourself, you can see exactly how much oil is going in your car.  This will allow you to use just as much oil as you need and prevent you from overpaying for oil that is not used. [Read more…]

Game Day, Everyday With Progresso Stew & Chili + Giveaway

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This week we’ve been exploring easy meal time solutions.  Whether it’s a busy Monday or a football Saturday, sometimes our schedules get in the way of making a homecooked meal, and for these days it’s good to have convenient, yet delicious options on hand. [Read more…]

Pork Potato Casserole

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A couple of weeks ago I shared a delicious recipe for Pulled Pork Nachos.  Pulled pork is an absolute Southern staple and one of my favorite foods!  I love ordering it from local barbecue places, and I also love making it at home!

The only problem with making it at home is that it takes several hours to cook, which means I always have to plan ahead and be prepared to spend a day or an evening watching over the meat as it cooks.  It’s definitely well worth the time and effort, but I don’t always have time to do this!  And when I’ve been busy working all day and it’s time to pick up Noah from school, I definitely don’t have the time to cook a whole pork roast in time for dinner….until now!  Enter Farm Rich® Smokehouse Pulled Pork BBQ!

This pulled pork is just as delicious as anything you can make at home or get from a bbq stand, and it cooks up in the microwave in minutes!  Today I’m going to show you how I paired this delicious pulled pork with some Birds Eye Steamfresh® Flavor Full Sour Cream and Onion Potatoes to make a delicious and easy weeknight meal!

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Just a Call Away with Walmart Family Mobile

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Walmart Family Mobile Phones

Is your family ready for back to school?  My stepson started his sophomore year on Wednesday.  As we get ready to send him off to school and after school activities, I can’t help but think about how things have changed since I was in school.  Way back in the late 90s very few high school kids had cell phones, and just getting to borrow your parent’s cell phone on a Friday night could make you the envy of all your friends!

Nowadays everything has changed!  Not only is it automatically assumed that you, the parents, have cell phones, but most of the kids have had their own cell phones since junior high. [Read more…]

Mexican Chicken Casserole + Savings on Select Campbell’s Products

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School is almost back is session!  Already?  Yes!  As I sit at my computer, our son is actually standing out in the heat at marching band camp, and he’ll be starting school in just 2 weeks!  For me, that means it is time to stock up on plenty of back to school groceries and come up with some easy meal ideas.  The other day I talked about a few of my go-to breakfast options, and today we’re talking dinners!  Since Noah has brand practice right after school, this means I need meal ideas I can whip up rather quickly after he gets home from band practice. [Read more…]