Shoe Swap


This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of my “things” is buying shoes. Whenever I go looking for an outfit, I almost always come away with a new pair of shoes, if nothing else. Shoes are great because they totally make an outfit and they never make you look fat. They’re the only things that really pick me up after a depressing day of trying on clothes.

So, imagine my excitement when I found out about “If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit“, which is like an eBay site for shoes! You can Sell, swap or shop for shoes. You can simply shop or, if you have some shoes that you don’t wear anymore and have been wanting to get rid of, you can list them and swap them with another user for shoes that you want! What an awesome idea. I think the swapping aspect will come in handy when Lucy starts wearing shoes. Baby and children’s shoes aren’t super cheap, and from what I’ve heard, they go through shoes rather quickly. It would be nice to swap for a new (for her) pair of shoes for her and not pay retail prices.

The site also is very inexpensive. It only costs $1 to list your shoes. That’s it. No hidden fees or anything else.

I think this is going to be one of my new favorite sites. Check it out, and let me know what you think!

Visit my sponsor: The Auction Site for Shoe Lovers

Awesome Kohls Deal

I don’t really post a lot of deals, but this one is pretty awesome. If you live in Georgia, Florida and Colorado and buy anything at Kohls through Saturday, you will receive $10 Kohls cash to be used for kids clothing from July 25-31. I love it when this deal comes around. I think a trip to Kohls this week is in my future, especially since I already have a coupon to use!

Thanks I Heart Saving Money!

Jiffy Lube Gift Card Giveaway

I’m not the best at remembering to get the oil changed in my car. I try to get it done regularly, but I have been known to let it go a ways past the next service date. I know how important it is to have your oil changed on time. According to, changing your oil regularly extends the life of your engine, and removes harmful contaminents and dirt that have collected in the oil.

Oil changes also can be pretty expensive. One of you guys will win a $35 gift card to Jiffy Lube for an oil change or any other service you need. What a great prize, especially with the current economy!

What you win:

  • A $35 Jiffy Lube gift card that can be used for an oil change or any other service at any of the more than 2,000 Jiffy Lube centers throughout the country.

    How to enter:
    1. Leave a comment telling me how often you REALLY get YOUR oil changed. 🙂
    2. The giveaway ends at midnight EST on Friday, June 23.
    3. The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond.

    Extra entries:
    1. Write a blog post about this giveaway and link back to it — 5 entries
    2. Tweet about this giveaway (this can be done twice a day) — Win a $35 Jiffy Lube gift card from @cadifi (please leave either your twitter ID or the url of your tweet in your comment) — 1 entry per tweet
    3. Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs and Top Baby Blogs. You can vote for each once a day. — up to 2 entries a day. You can also vote by clicking the buttons on my side bar.

    Pleave one comment per entry, i.e., five comments for a blog post, one comment per vote. Remember to come back every day and enter to increase your chance of winning!

    This giveaway is sponsored by Shell Lubricants and MyBlogSpark. I was given a Jiffy Lube gift card for writing this review.

  • On Raising a Daughter

    After looking at a picture of Lucy with her duck lips…

    Me: You know all the boys are going to want to kiss her duck lips.
    Joe: That’s why her breakfast every day will be onions and garlic on toast.

    Yep. Our daughter’s going to hate us!

    Bright Beginnings’ New Look


    This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

    I’m not super picky when it comes to baby formula. I don’t give Lucy the name brands because the store brands have the very same nutritional value at more than half the cost. But I know that some people really like the name brands, whether it be Enfamil or Similac.

    Parents Choice has redesigned their can for Bright Beginnings and, while I think the design definitely looks different than those of all the other formulas on the market, but I think the sun really goes with the name Bright Beginnings.

    I have used Parents Choice before but have never heard of Bright Beginnings. However, most of the moms who bought it gave it great reviews on Some said it’s pricey, but the price, while higher than Parents Choice, is right about the same as the name brand formulas on the market.

    Bright Beginnings available at and new customers can get $5 off their formula order, which can really make a good savings. I’ve never ordered formula or diapers off the internet, though it would be convenient to have them delivered to my house rather than having to run out to the store every time my supply gets low.

    So, for you formula-feeding moms, what brand did you use?

    Visit my sponsor: Bright Beginnings


    Every year, our Kiwanis Club sponsors an event called the Kiddie Day Parade in our downtown area. For the last few years, I have chaired the event and been responsible to pull the whole thing together. It’s always so much fun to see the kids in their cute little costumes, and I’d always think about how much fun it would be to have my own child in the parade.

    And this year, I will! The event is about two months away, and I’ve already started thinking about Lucy’s costume. I think I have a great idea. I just need to make sure it will work with how she’ll grow between now and then. Hopefully, it will win her a ribbon!

    Once I get it figured out and make it, I’ll be sure to share it with you. I think it’s going to be adorable!