Monday, September 1, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Did you know that there are only 115 days until Christmas?  Trust me when I say it's not too early to start thinking about your holiday gift list!  In fact, now is the perfect time to start entering blog giveaways for your chance to win some of your holiday gifts this year!

The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide is currently being put together right here at Being Frugal and Making it Work, and I plan on providing you with some fabulous holiday gift ideas, reviews and giveaways for everyone on your holiday gift list. This is the third  annual holiday gift guide here at Being Frugal and Making it Work, and my goal is to make it even bigger and better than ever before!

With two kids and several nieces and nephews on my holiday gift list, I shop year-round for holiday gifts (and enter blog giveaways), so that by the time Christmas (and birthdays) roll around, I already have a nice stock-pile of great gifts to "shop" from.  
Right before Christmas, I gather all the gifts and make the final decision on who gets what.  Then it's time to make a few "extra" gift purchases, mainly those that Santa will bring, since I can't shop for those before hand.

The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide will include:

Friday, August 29, 2014

Old Spice Successful Combinations (Review & Giveaway)

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Old Spice. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.


We all know that some things are simply meant for each other.  Successful combinations such as peanut butter and jelly, a hammer and nails, and wine and cheese.  One simply won't "work" without the other - they complete each other.  Some of my favorite successful combinations are ice cream and waffle cones, pizza and soda pop, summertime and flip-flops, bare feet in the sand, and movies and popcorn.

My son is starting his 8th grade year next week, and one of his special honors was being voted student body president.  Getting him stocked up for a successful successful school year has been a top priority these past few weeks.  

Preparing an uplifting welcome back-to-school speech, finding the perfect outfit, and not sweating the small stuff will make his first day as school president a successful combination!  All he really needs is a little "swagger" to get him through his day ~ Old Spice Swagger!

On the topic of "combinations,"Old Spice recently conducted a poll of 18-35 year old men to inquire about some of their most cherished combinations. Favorite beer accompaniment? Favorite combination of food if you were stranded on a desert island? Best combo if you want to relive your childhood? In celebration of using deodorant + body wash + shampoo  –  some combinations we just can't get enough of – we're looking at you overalls and mullets! 


Old Spice, the manliest men’s grooming brand on the planet, is back to inform guys that when they use Old Spice anti-perspirant and deodorant, body wash + 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner together the result is a manly, amazing, irresistible freshness from head to toes.

Monday, August 25, 2014

How to Make Your Car an Asset More Than a Liability


Making your car to be more of an asset than a liability can sometimes be a challenging endeavour. However, with a great strategy, the goal is highly achievable. That said, the following useful tips should help lower your car maintenance costs:

Order your tires online

Ordering your tires online enables you to take advantage of offers such as car tire coupons and discount promos, and is a great strategy to reduce maintenance expenses. It will not only save you the hustle of having to visit the nearest garage, but also enable you to compare the different types of tires on offer. If in doubt about the service, customer reviews usually provide a glimpse of what others have to say about the company.

Buy a well maintained car

Halloween Spooktacular $500 Giveaway from Oriental Trading


Now through 10/18/14, you can enter to win $500 in Halloween products of your choice from Oriental Trading. Plus, they’re giving away a $25 Oriental Trading gift card every day!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Get Whisked Away - NEW Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash (Review & Giveaway)

A special thanks to Purex Insiders for product to review, and for providing coupons for the giveaway.


As a busy mom, finding the time to take care of me often falls to the wayside.  Having soft skin is a top priority, but with very little time, finding the right products to meet my needs is very important.
As a Purex Insider, I am often given the inside scoop on new products and promotions!  In addition, I'm able to test and review products before they even become available in stores! Plus, I get to share the excitement with my readers, making it a win-win situation for all of us.

That's where Dial moisturizing body wash comes in.  The NEW Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash leaves my skin silky soft, clean, fresh, and moisturized all in one quick, easy, convenient step.  There is no need for multiple skin care products because Dial does it all!

Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango Body Wash:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Free Pizza at Pizza Hut!


Don't miss your chance to get a FREE PIZZA from Pizza Hut!  All you have to do is order a large pizza and you will get a coupon for a free pizza with your next order!  We love Pizza hut pizza, and a free pizza sounds extra tasty right now!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Under Armour ArmourShield™ FlavorBlast Sports Mouthguard (Review + Giveaway)

My son started playing organized sports at the tender young age of three.  He was the cutest little soccer player that you ever did see.  Then, at the tender age of six, he switched gears and went from the field to the mat.  He decided to become a wrestler! 


He has been wrestling for 7 years now - and wearing the proper protections is a must.  Not only does he wear headgear to protect his ears, but he also wears a mouthpiece to protect his teeth from getting broken or chipped.

Finding a mouthguard that fits snugly and is also comfortable to wear during a match is essential for both comfort and performance.  A few weeks ago I was asked to review a flavored mouthguard and I jumped that the chance.  I knew that my son would be thrilled and since he had recently gotten his braces off, he was going to need a new mouthguard before the new wrestling season began next month. 

The Under Armour ArmourShield™ Mouthguard with FlavorBlast is the perfect fit for contact sports!  In just 90 seconds, this boil and bite mouthguard was the perfect fit for my son.  The patented polymer shrinks for a secure, locked in fit, so the mouthguard stays securely in place. The contoured EVA material ensures optimal fit and comfort which also makes it easy to breathe and easy to talk.