May 212014
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This post is sponsored by Cottonelle, but my appreciation of their fresh care flushable cleansing cloths is all my own!

Bathroom Break With Cottonelle Products

I put a lot of effort into taking care of my family, but I do forget to slow down and take care of myself.

I am a typical Mom who is busy, and just wants to accomplish the housework, get the kids to and from activities, and put together a nice meal that we all can enjoy together.

However, it is unfortunate that I am always rushing around, and I rarely even have the time to sit and go to the bathroom. Don’t get me wrong it, it comes with the job description and I am happy to do it, but it would be nice to stop and have a break every once in a while.

Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths at CVS on shelf

Recently, I decided it was important to slow down and carve out a little “ME” time. I have accomplished this by going outside for few minutes and gardening or making a quick trip to the store while hubby watches the kids. Some mornings I get up a little earlier (while everyone is still asleep), drink a cup of coffee, and read the paper or watch the news. However, my newest addition to this “ME” time is the cherished Bathroom Break.

The Bathroom Break may sound a little silly, but with 3 kids it is quite the undertaking. The first step to grabbing this moment required some supplies, so I headed to my local CVS and used a $1.50 off coupon to purchase Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths along with Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper

Of course while I was there I bought myself makeup, shampoo, and hair spray.

Bathroom Break with Cottonelle

Next, I got one of my chalkboard signs, and wrote, “Bathroom Break“. I told hubby and the kids what it meant, and that the kids needed to entertain themselves for a few minutes. Of course I made sure they were all safe, and instructed them if there was an emergency to come and get me.

Once they were all set, I hung the sign on the door and closed it. I sat down, read through a fashion magazine, and I had a little quiet time. It was so nice.

Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Clothes

When I was finished with my break, I made sure to give myself a little pampering with Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths. They are super soft, smell great, and leave me with a clean feeling.

After that, I even put on a little make-up and fixed my hair. 

Do you know how awesome it is to have 10 uninterrupted bathroom minutes to a Mom? SO AWESOME!!! 

Do you carve out some “Me” time each day?  What do you do when you take a “Break” ?

Cottonelle Coupon

Make sure you give yourself a Bathroom Break, and PRINT YOUR $1.50 off Cottonelle Bath Tissue and Flushable Cleansing Cloths Coupon.

I think I am a much happier person, along with a better wife and mother, when I have a few moments to myself.


Feb 122014
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I am a member of the Smiley Blogger Circle, and was provided a free sample of Centrum Flavor Bursts to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are that of my own.

Centrum Flavor Bursts Adult Chews Vitamins

If you are someone who prefers chewable vitamins or has an interest in trying them, Centrum is offering a new product called Flavor Burst Adult Chews.

Centrum Flavor Burst is a multivitamin that comes in 3 flavors including MIXED FRUIT, TROPICAL FRUIT,  and WILD GRAPE.  I have actually tried the WILD GRAPE in the past via a sample request and I really liked the flavor.  This time I sampled the MIXED FRUIT, and it has a slight tart flavor. Out of the 2, I like the WILD GRAPE flavor better.

Each serving has 25 calories and contains B-vitamins and antioxidants. For additional ingredients, please refer to the product packaging or visit Centrum Flavor Burst.

Centrum Flavor Bursts Adult Chews Vitamins

The daily recommended dose for Centrum Flavor Bursts is 4 chews.  I was sent a 60 count bottle which equals out to 15 days worth of vitamins, and they are also available in a larger 120 count bottle.

Want to pick up your own bottle of Centrum Flavor Bursts Adult Chews Vitamins? Print a coupon now, $2.00 off Centrum Flavor Burst CouponYou can find these vitamins at Walmart, Walgreens, and online at Centrum.

Have you tried Centrum Flavor Bursts Adult Chews before? Which flavors are you most excited to try?

To learn more about Centrum’s products and special offers, please visit and Like Centrum on Facebook.

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Nov 242013
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 The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Details in this post have been provided by the sponsor.

Best Buy Christmas

Is your family asking for tech gadgets and electronic toys for this Christmas?

I’m sure my family will be asking for these since my husband just got an upgrade on his mobile device, and my gaming son is already combing the ads in preparation for Santa’s list.

I’ve even heard comments from hubby like, “I could use a new phone case.” and my son has stated a few times, “I REALLY like Disney Infinity, have you seen all the characters?”.

Best Buy Great Tech Gifts

Not sure what to get your tech savvy family and friends? 

Best Buy has the latest technology along with the hottest tablets, smartphones, and trendy wearable health and fitness products. They also feature more than 100 exclusive tech products along with Home Theater, Computers, Appliances, Cameras, Gaming consoles including Xbox and PlayStation, and entertainment items like Music, Movies, and Musical Instruments.

You can also stop in store to try out mobile devices and electronics. Best Buy Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents are available to help YOU find the perfect gift for family and friends. Visit the Best Buy Gift Center for inspiration, and Gift Cards are also available.

Toys at Best Buy 15 Percent Off

Wanting to save money on your holiday purchases? 

Best Buy is a great Holiday Shopping Destination 
with 15% off select Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel merchandise!

Print a 15% off  Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel Toys Best Buy Coupon to use in store and online. You can use this on the Fit Bit, Digital Barbie Makeover Kit, and the Fisher Price Little People Apptivity Barnyard.  Coupon is good from 12/1/13 – 1/18/14.

Best Buy Free Store Pick Up

Don’t have time to shop in store but don’t want to pay shipping?

Make an online purchase at BestBuy.comand you can have your items ready at the store with FREE Store Pickup on in-stock orders. Subject to availability and pick-up dates may vary.

Portable speakers at Best Buy 10 Percent Off


Looking for the latest accessories like Speakers or Head Phones for the active smart phone user or TEEN?

There is a 10% off Headphones & Portable Speakers (excludes beats, bose and Sony) Best Buy Coupon as well. This coupon is good from 12/1/13 – 1/18/14 and can be used in store or online as well.

I think my husband could use some speakers to take to work!

Best Buy Low Price Guarantee

What are some of the Tech items on your families Holiday list?  What Tech gifts are you asking for?

Rest assured, there won’t be any buyer’s remorse on your gift purchases with the Best Buy Low Price Guarantee. Find your items cheaper somewhere else, and they will match it.

I’m printing my coupons now, and can’t wait to pick up items for Hubby, the Kiddos, and ME of course!


Nov 122013
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“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating.”

OshKosh B'gosh Holiday Clothes

Little Man is so cute in Classic OshKosh B’gosh Overalls!

This past week I got an opportunity to shop our local OshKosh B’gosh for Holiday Inspired Outfits. After looking at the displays and checking out the selection in store, the first 2 words that came to mind were ADORABLE and AFFORDABLE!

Overalls at OshKosh B'gosh

The second word AFFORDABLE actually came as a surprise to me since I always perceived OshKosh B’gosh as being expensive. I felt this way only because the product is so high quality and stands up to the test of time. I even recall an Aunt of mine combing through the Thrift Shops for Osh Kosh products since she knew how well they took wear.

Personally I can actually testify to the sturdiness of these products since my kids have worn OshKosh B’gosh.

OshKosh B'gosh Holiday Display

Armed with a 25% off $30 or More OshKosh B’gosh Coupon in hand, I decided my mission would be to purchase all 3 of my kids Holiday outfits. Since the birth of my daughter, I have tried to coordinate outfits for Christmas photos and events, and did not want this year to be any different.

Pajamas at OshKosh B'gosh

I have 3 children whose sizes range from 18 months up to size 8, and OshKosh B’gosh goes all the way up to size 12. Not only did I find cute stuff for my little man, but also found plenty of nice items for his older brother and sister.  Not to mention, I located a clearance rack!

25% off  $30 or more at  OshKosh B'gosh

Before you head out to your next OshKosh B’gosh trip, make sure you click to print the coupon above! This code can also be redeemed online at, and expires on December 31, 2013.

Girl in OshKosh B'gosh Dress

The Holiday Plaid Dress that ties all three outfits together.

After some searching, I came across a plaid style sleeveless dress for my daughter and decided to use it as my inspiration for the boys outfits. The dress was red, blue, grey, and white.  Regular price was $52, but it happened to be on sale for $26.00.

The staff was extremely helpful in my mission for Holiday clothes, and one of the store associates actually helped me find coordinating jeans, and a sweater and a pullover so the boys would match. They all looked really good together.

OshKosh B'gosh Overalls

Little man modeling one of his OshKosh B’gosh Holiday Inspired Outfits.

Since they had so many sales going on in store, I ended up getting 2 outfits for the baby, a jacket, outfit, and dress for my daughter, and an outfit along with an extra pair of jeans for my oldest son. The jeans were on sale for $12, so I grab another pair. Of course I used my coupon, and saved even more through the OshKosh B’gosh Reward Program.

OshKosh B'gosh Rewards

OshKosh B’gosh shoppers get $10 in rewards for every $50 spent, so I got an extra $20 in B’gosh rewards to spend on another shopping trip!

I am so happy that I took this trip to OshKosh B’gosh. I had such a pleasant shopping experience, and now I know where I can find affordable jeans and outfits for my kiddos in the future.

Boy in OshKosh B'gosh Holiday clothing

My 7-year-old sporting the Casual Holiday Look.

When was the last time you shopped at OshKosh B’gosh?  What impressed you most about their clothing and store?

To see OshKosh B’gosh clothing selections visit

You can also check out their current promotions and latest styles at

I can’t wait to see the Family Christmas Photo this year!


Oct 302013
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I was provided free Seattle’s Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends to facilitate this review along with product information. Opinions expressed by me are that of my own.
Seattles Best Frozen Coffee Blends Varieties

If you are ever in the mood for a frozen coffee drink but don’t feel like going out, Seattle’s Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends is your solution!

Recently, I was provided coupons to pick up samples of Seattle’s Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends to review here on Frugal and Fun Mom. I picked up the Coffee Chiller, Creamy Caramel, and the Very Vanilla flavors.  These are also available in a Mega Mocha.

Frozen Coffee Blends Seattles Best

If I am getting a frozen coffee drink it is typically going to be at a coffee shop and as you probably know, this can get costly over time. I have never tried to do this at home, however I no longer have an excuse. Seattle’s Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends makes it really easy. 

To make a kit all you need to do is blend in 10 ounces of milk along with the contents of the pack. This makes two, eight-ounce servings.

Very Vanilla Frozen Coffee Blends 1

So far I have tried the Very Vanilla and the Creamy Caramel, and they both taste great.  Hubby tried the Very Vanilla and liked it so much, he attempted to get my glass once he was fished with his own. Apparently he also thought I was acting as a Barista, because he also asked me where the whipped cream was. 

Very Vanilla Frozen Coffee Blends

Seattle’s Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends are available in your local grocer’s freezer, and more information can be found at

Who in your family would enjoy these?  What flavor would you like to try?

You can also check them out at and

For limited time also print a $1.00 off coupon at their Facebook page.

Giveaway Details:

Thanks to Seattles Best Coffee  one (1) lucky Frugal and Fun Mom Reader, will receive 3 FREE product coupons for Seattle’s Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends a $11.97 Value!

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Oct 052013
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I was provided a Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pack to facilitate this post through the Smiley360 Blogger Circle. Opinions expressed are that of my own.

Black Olive and Garlic Hummus Recipe

I have been wanting to create hummus from scratch for a very long time.

Leading up to creating this recipe, I had researched the ingredients by talking to fellow moms and reading labels. Of course since I had mentioned it to my kids, they had been asking me when I was going to make it for them. I had the chickpeas sitting in the pantry and had already picked up Tahini few weeks ago but for some reason I just thought it was going to be difficult and put it off.

In the meantime Smiley360 had contacted me asking if I would be interested in putting together a dish with Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive OilWell the timing could not have been any better. I decided to finally take the plunge and last week picked up some diced garlic, and my daughter and I created hummus at home. FYI, the initial investment in the Tahini and the minced garlic may be a little pricey, however they will get plenty of use over time.

pompeian olive oil

Black Olive and Garlic Hummus Recipe


1 can of low sodium Chickpeas AKA Garbanzo Beans

2 tbsps of Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp of Tahini

1 1/2 tsp of Minced Garlic

1/4 tsp of salt

1/4 cup of chopped Black Olives

Black Olive and Garlic Hummus Recipe tahini


Puree Chickpeas in a blender with 2 tbsps of Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (You could also do this in a food processor or mash them by hand.) Move this to a bowl and add 1 tsp of Tahini, 1 1/2 tsp of Minced Garlic, 1/4 tsp of salt, 1/4 cup of chopped black olives. Stir and combine completely. Serve on crackers, with veggies, or as a spread on a sandwich.

Black Olive and Garlic Hummus Recipe in a bowl

Now that I know how easy it is to make hummus, we will be doing it more often. I just regret that I have not made this sooner. My kids thought it was really good, and my daughter asked for seconds. Both kids even took it for snack at school the next day.

Do you make Hummus at home? If so, what ingredients do you include?

Black Olive and Garlic Hummus Recipe taste test

To learn more about Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, click here.

Want to try Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Visit this link for a coupon: $1.00 off Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil.


Jun 132013
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Chili’ is offering a FREE Flatbread to the first 1 million that sign up!

This Frugal Gal likes the sound of that, and since hubby loves Chili’s I’m sure I won’t have to ask twice to go redeem this. I already have mine printed and ready to go!

Want your own coupon, just click on the box above. You can choose to redeem your coupon this week or next, and no purchase is necessary! You can also show your server the coupon on your mobile phone. If you are not a member of their email club you will need to join to get this. It is a good thing though, you will get notification of future coupons, events, and free items!

Offer ends 6/24/2013 or when the coupons run out!

Did you get yours?  When are you going out to eat?



Jun 022013
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Gevalia E Card and Free Sample

I was up early, and thought this eCard was pretty fitting. 

I was looking for free samples this morning, and spotted this one over at the Walmart website. If you want it as well, head on over to create a FREE eCard compliments of Gevalia, and also get a FREE Sample.

CLICK HERE–>Gevalia eCard Creater and Free Sample. Once you create the eCard, it will let you request a sample. You can choose from a single serve, or Roast & Ground. Available while supplies last.

If you keep scrolling down the page, there may also be a coupon for $1.50 off Gevalia Single Serve Cups as well.

Will you be requesting a Single Serve or Roast & Ground?

Let me know if you snag this sample!



Jun 012013
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Oreo Cookies Nabisco

Head on over to Nabisco’s Cookies Facebook Page to print your Save a $1.00 on Oreo Cookies When You Buy a Gallon of Milk coupon.

Click the “Get Coupon” tab and save $1.00 when you purchase any ONE (1) Package of Oreo Products (10.5 oz or larger) and ONE (1) Gallon of Milk. Coupon availability is limited and print offer ends 6/30/13 at 11:59 PM ET or while supplies last.

CLICK HERE–> Save $1.00 on Oreo Cookies When You Buy a Gallon of Milk. Limited to the first 50,000!

So how do you eat your Oreos?  I am a milk dipper. :)

Enjoy Savings!


Jan 232013
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FREE Valpar Coupon


From 1/23/2013 to 1/30/13 Valspar Paint is giving away up to 150,000 FREE 8 oz Samples via a coupon.

I am really excited about this because I have a small area in my kitchen that needs painting, and this should be enough to complete the project! However, I also need to paint a couple of frames.  Hmm, decisions, decisions!

I’ll have to take before and after pictures.

CLICK HERE–> FREE 8 Oz. Sample of Valspar Paint to request your coupon.

Good Luck and Enjoy!


Thanks for the heads up The Daily Goody Bag and Raining Hot Coupons.