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May 20

Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club GIVEAWAY!!!

As Mr. Buffett said in a Forbes interview, “It’s never too early to help kids understand about money. Whether it’s understanding the cost of the new toy they want, or the value of saving money. Kids are exposed to money matters from a very young age, so why not help them understand it and develop healthy habits early on?”

Produced for kids 6–11, Secret Millionaires Club engages kids with basic lessons in business and imparts healthy habits from an early age. In the series, Warren Buffett is a mentor to a group of kids, helping them learn about the “business of life” through a series of adventures. Every episode offers valuable life lessons, and as Mr. Buffett reminds the kids at the end of every episode, “the best investment you can make is an investment in yourself!”

Mr. Buffett’s celebrity friends appear as special guests in episodes of Secret Millionaires Club, including Jay Z, Bill Gates, Shaquille O’Neal, Gisele Bündchen, Kelly Rowland, Nick Cannon and others who impart their own positive lessons.

Volume 1 episodes include: Be Cool to your School, Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be, Dude, When Pigs Fly, The Cost of Giving, Elena’s Shaqtastic Adventure (featuring Shaquille O’Neal), Avast Ye Downloads. Plus five additional animated shorts.

Volume 2 episodes include: Down and Out in Beijing, Listen to the Music, Paranormally We Don’t Do This Kind of Thing, The Final Financial Fronteir, Sweeeet!, Just Say Snow. Plus five additional animated shorts.

There’s also the all-new Secret Millionaires Club “Business in a Box” activity kits providing everything a child needs to create either a Lemonade Stand or a Car Wash, including a DVD with episodes from the series and a booklet with business tips from Mr. Buffett

My review: what a great video collection! Cute characters and ideas to inspire young people to take action and get something done!

Now the fun part a giveaway: 2 Picking Up the Pennies email subscribers will win a copy of the

Secret Millionaires Club, Volume 1 DVD (SRP: $14.93) to enter this giveaway sign up to receive update to Picking Up the Pennies via email (on the right sidebar!) and leave a comment stating you have done so and what young person in your life that would benefit  from the Secret Millionaires Club! 

Rules: 1 enter person, USA residents only and 18 years old and contest ends on May 31st at 11:56 EST. Good luck and thank you for reading!

Disclosure: I received free product to facilitate this review. 100% of the opinions are mine.

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May 20

Maya The Bee

 

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Maya is a little bee with a big heart. She dreams of an exciting life of freedom, fun and adventure – the world is simply far too interesting to stay inside a hive! Her funny attempts to fit in bring her into trouble with the Queen’s narrow-minded royal advisor, Buzzlina. With her best friend Willy, Maya buzzes out into the meadow on an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery.

While most bees believe that other insects should be feared, Maya can’t help but make friends with Flip the charismatic and eccentric grasshopper, Kurt the dung beetle and even Sting, a young hornet. But when the Queen’s royal jelly is stolen, it will take Maya and all of her bug buddies to figure out who did it and how to save the day!

 My youngest son and watched this movie and it is soooo incredibly cute. I am not sure he enjoyed it as much as I did, yanno he is 12 and a young male teenager, so it was a bit young for him, but I did love it! I am sure anyone that is not a young male teenager would love it 😉 

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May 01

Dial Kids Hand Soap & Dial Baby Body & Hair Wash

Dial is gentle on babies’ and kids’ skin!

I will be back to tell you more about this product!!

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May 01

Digital Media Academy

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Founded at Stanford University, Digital Media Academy is ranked as one of the ten best summer camps in the world.

Save $75 off summer camps at Digital Media Academy with code TECHSUMMER at www.DigitalMediaAcademy.org. Sign up for multiple weeks and save big! Campers save $125 for each additional course they register for. Register by May 31 to #CreateTheNext best-selling app this summer!

Kids and teens learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more. DMA summer camps are one or multiple week experiences taught by industry experts and tech professionals. Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more.

Digital Media Academy is also proud to introduce Made by Girls, a new program dedicated to empowering girls and closing the gender gap in the tech industry.

Give your teen a pre-collegiate experience or build a child’s confidence through project-based learning. Learn at some of the most prestigous colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Save $75 off summer camps at Digital Media Academy with code TECHSUMMER at www.DigitalMediaAcademy.org. Sign up for multiple weeks and save big! Campers save $125 for each additional course they register for. Register by May 31 to #CreateTheNext best-selling app this summer!

Questions? Call to speak with a Guest Service Representative or email info@digitalmediaacademy.org and mention the US Family Guide Special Offer

#CreateTheNext this summer at Digital Media Academy!

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Apr 30

Schoola: Free $15 credit=FREE Clothes

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Schoola is an online used kid’s clothing store that offers gently used clothing at steep discounts. Most of the items are name brand + a portion of all sales go to help local schools.

Sign up here to get a free $15 credit. Plus, Schoola is offering free shipping on any order right now. This promotion is not advertised, but when you go to checkout, you will get completely free shipping.

You should be able to combine the free credit with the free shipping offer to get 1-2 kid’s clothing items for FREE! I got a pair of shorts for one of my boys completely free. WOOT! This Momma loves free clothes.

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Apr 07

Olde Westport Spice Company Product Review

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Online specialty Food Company stands the test of time – Spice Company creates custom spice blends, sesonings and dry soups. Olde Westport Spice & Trading Company is a 33-year-old spice manufacturer that is still going strong. This online company operates a small plant in Goodland, Kansas, and knows a thing or two about spices, seasonings and soups. This family owned and operated company was originally founded in the Kansas City area and has stayed true to its mission of making custom spice blends for main meal dishes and appetizers as well as nearly 20 varieties of dry soups. The products are available online at www.oldewestportspice.com; at food-related craft and trade shows throughout the Midwest; and at gift and gourmet food shops. Olde Westport’s spice blends and seasonings include Italian, Cajun, Taco, Fajita, Chili, Jalapeno, Beef Sauce, Salsa, Garlic and many more. All of the products use quality ingredients for a balanced flavor that compliments meats, pastas and vegetables. The company also invented dry soup mixes that are simple and easy to make including Antonio’s Minestrone, Country-Style Creamy Potato, Chipotle Black Bean, Creamy Broccoli and Cheese, Kansas City Steak & Ale, Gold Coast Garlic Pasta Alfredo, Mesa Flats Chicken Enchilada, New Orleans Red Bean & Rice, Southwestern Tortilla, White Chili Soup and more. Olde Westport Spice and Trading Co. is owned and operated by Bill and Judy Petersen, who along with their daughter, Ann Myers, also own and run a restaurant (Westport Grill) in Goodland featuring the products. Bill first custom created all of the spices and seasonings in the kitchen of his home. Today the company has a manufacturing facility where Bill still researches and develops new recipes and dishes for future products.

I love trying new products! I was so excited to get to try out the Olde Westport Spice Company’s Mesquite Seasoning, Garlic Seasoning, a package of Chili, Enchilada, and Chili Verde. As soon ans I seen the Enchilada soup package, I knew that we were going to have to try that right away. Notice in my photo that package is empty already! I forgot to take a photo before I made the soup. My family LOVED this soup! It was so easy to make. I had to add three things and we had wonderful smelling and tasting soup! I have used the Garlic Seasoning both on burgers and chicken pieces and we all enjoy them also!

Now the exciting part for you, Picking Up the Pennies Readers will get 10% off of their order.

Disclousure: I was sent sample product in exchange for my honest review. 100% of the opinions here are mine.

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Feb 27

Save 10% off Olde Westport Spice and Trading Co.

bannerOnline specialty Food Company stands the test of time – Spice Company creates custom spice blends, sesonings and dry soups. Olde Westport Spice & Trading Company is a 33-year-old spice manufacturer that is still going strong. This online company operates a small plant in Goodland, Kansas, and knows a thing or two about spices, seasonings and soups. This family owned and operated company was originally founded in the Kansas City area and has stayed true to its mission of making custom spice blends for main meal dishes and appetizers as well as nearly 20 varieties of dry soups. The products are available online at www.oldewestportspice.com; at food-related craft and trade shows throughout the Midwest; and at gift and gourmet food shops. Olde Westport’s spice blends and seasonings include Italian, Cajun, Taco, Fajita, Chili, Jalapeno, Beef Sauce, Salsa, Garlic and many more. All of the products use quality ingredients for a balanced flavor that compliments meats, pastas and vegetables. The company also invented dry soup mixes that are simple and easy to make including Antonio’s Minestrone, Country-Style Creamy Potato, Chipotle Black Bean, Creamy Broccoli and Cheese, Kansas City Steak & Ale, Gold Coast Garlic Pasta Alfredo, Mesa Flats Chicken Enchilada, New Orleans Red Bean & Rice, Southwestern Tortilla, White Chili Soup and more. Olde Westport Spice and Trading Co. is owned and operated by Bill and Judy Petersen, who along with their daughter, Ann Myers, also own and run a restaurant (Westport Grill) in Goodland featuring the products. Bill first custom created all of the spices and seasonings in the kitchen of his home. Today the company has a manufacturing facility where Bill still researches and develops new recipes and dishes for future products. For more information or to place an order, please visit www.oldewestportspice.com or call 1-800-537-6470 FREE.

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Feb 21

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Feb 21

Helping Let Go of Some of the Control

I am some what of a control freak, I must admit. To those who know me in person it may not be too surprising. But to the rest of the world, there I just admitted, I like to be in control. In control of some things, not all things but some things. As a mother with growing men in my house, the control factor is an issue. Also as a frugal mother the control factor often weighs in, I worrying about products around the house being wasted. You know the old theory if a little is good, then a lot is better.

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When I was given a chance to review yet another Purex product, I jumped up for joy. Not until I got the new Purex Power Shot did I relieve how life changing it would be. My two boys are at the age that they can and would like to do somethings for themselves. But being the frugal control freak I am I did not let them do their own laundry, in fear of wasted detergent!!! But this new Purex Power Shot does all of the dispensing! You jut flip and it is all measured out for you. No guess work no waste!

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This little simple cure to a problem has really given this mom and her family a great solution to a situation that had been plaguing our family! It has given me a bit less responsibilities and a chance to help my kids be a little more self reliant. I no longer have to do their laundry WOOT!!!

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

Easy to use. Just open the camp, flip the bottle upside down to deliver one super concentrated dose of detergent. Flip the bottle back upright and you are done! The PowerShot engine automatically refills and is ready for the next dose.

Just the right amount. The built-in auto-dosing technology in the bottle does the measuring for you, so there’s no wast and results in a perfect clean every time! Use 1 flip for regular loads, Use 2 flips for large or extra dirty loads.

Fragrances you love. Purex PowerShot is available in our two most popular fragrances, Mountain Breeze, and Natural Elements Linen & Lilies.

OUR REVIEW:
We love all Purex products and this one is no different. They are budget friendly and work great. I love the flip and dose feature.

 

Thanks to Purex Insiders for letting my family and I try another great Purex product by providing free samples.

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Jan 03

Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a happy new year, 2015! WOW! I can not even get a grip on the thought that it is 2015! Time is flying by so incredibly fast. My family had plans to spend the night at my darling sister-in-law’s house for the new year. We planned to have a game night and have a few adult drinks, but I got an emergency call from my Gram. She sounded completely delirious and confused. She had been sick a few days prior, I figured she was running a fever and hallucinating. I dropped everything and made arrangements for an emergency trip to Sault Ste. Marie, a 4 and a half hour trip. Thank God that I did not have to be any where for a few days. My family was very upset that I made the choice to go on this trip alone. I had a very bad feeling about the out come of the trip and felt it was better my boys not be there right now. My cousin Tracy also dropped everything and made the same trip, coming from the complete opposite directions.

Tracy and I arrived at Gram’s house with in 15 minutes of each other and decided, to get the ole’ gal dressed so we could take her out for a few cocktails. Two IV cocktails of fluids and antibiotics, before we left the emergency room she had some color to her face. We could tell she was feeling better because she was getting fidgety and ready to leave. The doctor sent us home with prescriptions to continue Grams healing and rest.

It was a horrible reason to see my cousin Tracy but she is really good for my soul! We were so tired sitting in the emergency room at 1 o’clock in the morning. We were giggling like silly teenage girls. It was great to see her.

I traveled home on Thursday morning and worked for a few hours and slept about 14 hours afterwards. It amazes me how an emotional few days can really wear me out! Gram is continuing to get better and should be on the road to a full recovery, she is the strongest woman I know.

 

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