Gender Neutral Baby Shower Gift Ideas

When husband and I got pregnant with our son, I asked him if we could wait until delivery to find out what we were having. I had heard about gender regret and didn't want that to be an issue for us. I don't know if I would have been upset if we had another girl or not. I truly think I just wanted to have a healthy baby, but I knew my husband wanted a boy. So I convinced him to wait.

My husband's cousin offered to throw us a shower because she said, "Every baby deserves to be celebrated." My mother-in-law asked me, "well what do you need? Don't you already have everything?" Good question. Because if we were having a boy, no we didn't have everything because we would need clothes. But we weren't finding out, so what do you get the couple who isn't finding out AND this isn't their first baby?

So here is a list of things that were great for us to receive, my favorite baby shower gifts in general, and hopefully they will help you with some ideas too.

Make Money Online While Never Paying Retail with Dealspotr

I am always look to pay the lowest amount possible. I HATE paying retail! If I have to buy something online, I hate leaving that "Enter Coupon Code" spot blank. I recently was introduced to Dealspotr and now I can always make sure I will find the best deal or coupon code possible while earning Amazon gift cards too.

Make Money Online While Never Paying Retail with Dealspotr

So let me explain. How Dealspotr works is consumers just like you and me post in-store, online, or even freebie deals for just about any store you can think of. Anyone can validate codes or deals. And how you do it is by sharing screenshots to make sure the deal is working properly. This ensures that the most valid and reliable deals are shared. The key is honesty, but with almost 30,000 users validating deals and coupons, Dealspotr has a unique system that ensures deals are valid and you can save the most money possible.

Save Even More with Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

I love saving money and hate paying retail. I have all my handy frugal apps right on my smart phone, so I never miss a deal. One of my favorite money saving apps is the Groupon app. You know about Groupon, right? Groupon is a deal-of-the-day recommendation service saving you 40% to 60% off retail if you purchase that product or service.

The new thing is Groupon Coupons which saves you money on more than just local restaurants and events, but also nationwide chains, like Bed Bath & Beyond! There are 84 available coupons for Bed Bath & Beyond right now. Savings from promo codes, sales, and in-store offers. So there are more ways to save than ever before.

Save On Pampers With A High Value Coupon In This Sunday’s Paper! #PampersSavings

This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.
My youngest is in diapers and honestly I can’t wait until he is in undies! We just started the potty training process and he isn't as eager as I would like. But that's okay, no pressure. I use to coupon and still do for baby products like diapers and wipes! I have been a huge fan of the Pampers brand since my daughter was an infant and on May 29, 2016 there will be a high value coupon you can use in grocery and discount stores where baby products are sold.

Do you like to save money and have little ones?

Power Your Morning with Nature Valley

As part of my New Year Resolutions, I have been determined to spend more time on me. It's been hard. Sometimes I find that with running around tending to everyone's busy schedules, I get lost somewhere in the dust. BUT I have made adjustments and have taken back my mornings! It was easy once I got into a ritual. So here's what I do and maybe it will help you too!

Handy Apps for Frugal Moms

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As a frugal mom myself, I am so grateful for the invention of smart phones. I have no idea how people saved money with out them (maybe because prices weren't so high?). I have compiled a list of my favorite frugal apps and hope you might like them too. :)

This post contains affiliate links, but these are all apps I use myself. This post was originally published in 2012 and I have updated because many of these apps I sill use today!

Tips to Introduce a Pacifier

When I was pregnant, I had the idea in my head that we wouldn't use pacifiers. I didn't like them because I read that they can effect breastfeeding in a negative way and that an older child can become too dependent on them. Well, a many of sleepless nights later, we decided to introduce a pacifier to our baby.

baby girl with pink NUK pacifier

Tips to Introduce a Pacifier:

Tips to Relieve Stress Naturally #StressLess2BMyBest

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and RESCUE blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

I have two kiddos, a busy husband, a noisy dog, a hectic schedule, and a part time job blogging. Life can get chaotic and stressful at times. That's normal, that's life. Stress is something everyone deals with. And we all have different ways that we go about relieving it.

Here are some tips I think help relieve stress and please feel free to share some ways that help you in the comments below.

Hail to the Chef + $25 RaceTrac Gift Card Giveaway

This post was written by me on behalf of RaceTrac. I was compensated for the review, however all views and opinions are 100% my own.

RaceTrac is a convenient one-stop shop for guests to grab a delicious on-the-go meal made with fresh ingredients without sacrificing quality or speed. And now they offer a wide variety of lunch items, including sandwiches, wraps and salads, made fresh daily! RaceTrac’s Value Meal Deal includes any sandwich, wrap or salad with a choice of 1- to 2-ounce bag Utz or Zapp’s chips and a 20 oz. bottled Coca-Cola beverage for $4.99. RaceTrac’s Value Meal Deal is available March 4 – April 28.  

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer: Jamberry Nails Gift Cards!

I received complimentary products to share this post. All opinions are my own.
Looking for a GREAT last minute stocking stuffer idea? Or white elephant gift, or secret Santa gift, or any kind of gift because my daughter and I are obsessed with our "sticker nails" as my daughter calls them. You should check out Jamberry Nails Gift Cards!

Jamberry Nails gift cards are an instant present because the code is instantly delivered via email. Gift cards are in the following increments: $25, $40, $60, $100 and don't expire. And right now, Jamberry is also offering a 10% bonus on all gift card orders until 12/24!

I shared on Instagram how my daughter was testing them out for Thanksgiving and I loved the results!

#GiveHappy with OshKosh B'gosh + An Exclusive Coupon!

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an Oshkosh B’gosh gift card to thank me for my participation.

Every year the kids (mine and all the cousins) get pajamas to wear on Christmas morning. I love this tradition and since SweetPea just turned 4 and Peanut is only 9 months, I need to go to a place where they have a wide range of children's clothing, but has super cute fashions as well.

That's where Oshkosh B'gosh comes into play. OshKosh B’gosh, a trusted name for fun, high-quality children’s clothing, inspires us all to #GIVEHAPPY with their latest designs and fashions for holiday. And with this exclusive coupon, you can score 25% off your $30 purchase or more!

Click image to view full size and print for in-store use.

This coupon is valid in store or online, use their Store Locator to find a location near you. Even if you don't have an OshKosh B’gosh near you, the online store features the same great deals and fashions!

Just because your children are a little older doesn’t mean they can’t still wear OshKosh B’gosh! Many people don’t realize that OshKosh B’gosh offers clothing for children sizes 0 -12! So while you're out, why not make a pit stop and make sure to #GiveHappy!

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to thank me for my participation.

Gerber Products Now Available at Save-A-Lot #SaveALotInsiders

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Little man is discovering foods. He has 4 teeth now...yes FOUR! And so he has been testing out more and more solids...within reason. He isn't a fan of baby food anymore, he just one day went through a phase of not wanting to eat it. And for a while breastmilk was satisfying him. But then he wanted something more. And before he had teeth I had NO idea what to do. He would try to gum some bread here and there. But then when we were on vacation, we grabbed some Gerber Wagon Wheels and he was in heaven!

Grab a FREE Citrus Lane Holiday Box Today!

Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box for newborns to age 5. Every month a specially curated box is sent to you catered to your little one's age. There are currently 3 subscription levels and subscriptions are cheaper the longer you subscribe. Subscriptions start at $29/month. But for a limited time you can grab a GREAT deal including a FREE Holiday Box! This code is valid for new OR past customers!

I have included my referral link in this post. If you buy a subscription I do get credit towards my future subscriptions. You can do this too when you sign up. I think Citrus Lane is a great service and you can see all my Citrus Lane Reviews HERE.

$10 off Box & Holiday Bonus Box: SANTA10 valid for new or inactive Citrus Lane customers that purchase a self-subscription. Cannot be combined with other promotions and is valid until 11:59 PM, November 15, 2014 or while supplies last. One per household. Subscriptions automatically renew to full retail price. You may cancel anytime after receiving your first box. Holiday bonus box available while supplies last and may ship separately from your first box.

Gift of Lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway

It's that time of year again!
You may (or may not) remember my review of Gift of Lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway last year and this year they are doing it again!
From November 21, 2014 to January 3rd, 2015,
it's back but bigger, better and brighter than ever before. Get the entire family into the Christmas spirit by heading to Atlanta Motor Speedway and seeing how over-the-top decorating looks while being able to brag you've driven on the famed Atlanta Motor Speedway oval!
We had SO much fun last year and even more exciting You can score a $2 off Coupon for Gift of Lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway!
I will be receiving free admission after sharing this info and provide a review after attending through and Atlanta Motor Speedway. All opinions are my own.

MONEY MAKING Enfagrow at Kroger! Ends 7/1

The Enfagrow 4 packs are BOGO at Kroger until 7/1. They are $5.99 regular price and ring up $2.99. With this printable coupon, you can make $2.01 for every one you buy! Now I don't know if this coupon link is unique to me or not yet, so please let me know.

FREE Good2Grow Drinks at Kroger, Ends 6/15

Thanks Kroger Krazy for the Above Picture.
So as I was looking through iBotta because it told me of a new offer, I noticed in the exclusive Kroger offers where you can get $3.50 back when you buy good2grow single serve and a refill. I also knew there was a Common Kindness coupon that are already made these a GREAT deal. So I did a little digging and found the above picture so you can actually MAKE MONEY when you purchase these two items PLUS you will be buying 100% juice that the kids will love! PERFECT for the summer!

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Weekly Totals - Publix - Saved 89%!

Kind of disappointed in myself on this trip. I was distracted at check out and they were out of some of the items I really wanted/needed. Plus my printer was having connection issues so I didn't get all of the high value coupons from before they were gone. So not my best after all that planning. :(

Anyways here is what I got. Please remember between the two stores I go they double coupons, do half price BOGO, & accept Target/Ingles/Kroger as competitors.

Mid Week Trip - Publix - Saved 90%!

I needed bread and toilet paper. I saw the deal on Playtex infant items and knew I should stock up for little man since I only have girl ones (and most of them are broken). Wish I had the Publix Baby Club coupon to make them moneymakers, but it's okay because they were a GREAT deal!

Weekly Totals - Publix - Saved 72%!


I'm excited for this trip because I stocked up on some produce that we really needed. I might go back and grab some more resolve because with two kids (one who is a boy), I'm going to definitely need it and at $0.50 who couldn't pass it up! ;D The FREE (actually money making) sausage, I'm SUPER excited about because I have a recipe I want to share with all of you and I was waiting for a deal on sausage, so now I can! :D (Yes, I use too many emoticons. ;P)
I also want to thank my mom for all the coupons she gave me on Mother's Day because if I wasn't for her this trip would have not been possible.

So this is what I got:

Weekly Totals - Saved 62%!

I had planned a bigger haul at Publix but my computer was having issues connecting to the printer. It wasn't the printer because I printed the Cheerios coupons from my iPad with no problem. But have no clue what is going on because it printed my shopping list. It seems something with JavaScript, maybe.

So you might see stuff from this sale on to next week's weekly savings post. I decided to head to Kroger first. You got a $3 Catalina when you bought 6 qualifying General Mills products and since I need canned veggies plus my Publix takes Kroger as a competitor, I stopped there first. I got super lucky on that Starbucks coffee deal! And then when I came home, there was an iBotta offer for ANY brand bread! I saved 62% after iBotta savings. I did the picture before I figured in those savings. To learn more about iBotta, you can view my post HERE. New users don't get $10 anymore, but you still get $5! :D So anyways, let's see how I did this week.