Tried It Tuesday 5! Space Saver, “Empty Calorie Free” Snacks + Flow397 (Giveaway)

April 15, 2014 at 7:51 am
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As a blogger who loves trying new things and sharing the best, I get LOTS of awesome things to try. Truth be told, I have become a bit behind in sharing some of my great finds. I am going to do mini-reviews, and previews, here and tell you about opportunities for you to try these awesome things, too! Loom - The husband is the vacation photographer, but I tend to take a ton of photos with my…

This Blog is TWO! Lessons Learned + “Blogiversary” Giveaway

April 13, 2014 at 8:40 am
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Yesterday was this blog’s two year anniversary – wow, time flies! When I started this blog in April of 2012, I had some ideas but no real idea how the blog would evolve. I posted some deals. To this day, my most successful day was the day I wrote my initial Chicago Area Road Runners Discounts post – in WEEK 1. So, I thought “going viral” would be easy. Turns out, it isn’t. But that…

Friday Finds: Score Online Learning Deals/Freebies and More!

April 11, 2014 at 7:50 am
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Do you want to take a great online class at an “insane” discount? Check out Udemy. For a limited time Netted (a Finds’ fave for finding new tech goodies) readers can access 400+ courses for $19 each (up to 90 percent off) with promo code NETTED19. Udemy is “the world’s largest destination for on-demand, online courses.” Netted says, “Whether you want to break into a new industry, start a company, or just accelerate your life – Udemy has a course to help you…

Cha-Ching: Money and Happiness

April 10, 2014 at 5:29 am
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Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? You can check out my post from last April with some tools and resources for managing your money and a great guest portion from my MIL, Libbie, on teaching financial literacy to kids. To celebrate Financial Literacy Month this year, I am sharing some excerpts from Happify’s Infographic: 17 Things Everyone Should Know About Money and Happiness. They say, “from what kind of purchases make us happiest…