Friday, November 17, 2017

A Few of my Favorite Things - Amazon Shopping

Hey Friends!

Next week is Thanksgiving, and besides eating turkey, that means shopping for many families. Black Friday deals are plentiful and some begin as early as 6pm on Thursday. Last year, Amazon offered a ton of great deals. My favorite item was the Instant Pot. 
Not only did I get a great deal, I made money as an Amazon Affiliate. When you use one of the links I shared, a small percentage is paid to me from Amazon. This doesn't cost you any extra money. Signing up is easy, and if you send me an email, I can help you get set up with your account.

As always, Amazon offers 2 day shipping on Amazon Prime. I signed up for Prime when I was a student at the community college, so I got an even better membership price. They have a new discounted membership that can be paid monthly for families on state assistance. If your families receives TANF or SNAP, you might be eligible. 


Or send an Amazon Prime membership as a gift. The recipient can sign up from the email that is sent, and start reaping the benefits right away.

What are you currently reading? 
This is a book that is on my list. Hopefully I can make time to read over the Christmas break. What is on your list?


I received the Little House box set as a child. I remember finding the present in the basement at my Aunt's house. My present was missing from under the tree. Since I had been snooping earlier in the night, I had found the books. I was super glad to have new books to read. I have always loved reading and I am glad my boys have inherited that love. 


The boys and I are currently reading Magic Tree House books together. I am hoping to start Harry Potter next year. They loved Sideways Stories and Magic Finger. 


 These are a few other books that they have read this year.


Xbox One S
This is the new system the boys are hoping to find under the tree. They currently have a used Xbox360. What system does your family have at home?


Nintendo 2DS XL
The boys were able to try these out at a special kiosk Nintendo had set up at the mall. They really love some of the games available for this system. I haven't decided if we really need another electronic device in the house. However, the portable aspect and less fighting would be nice. They are also interested in playing certain 1 player games together on wi-fi.


My boys love their Kindle Fire Tablets.
I was able to buy some on Prime Day and save a lot of money. Look for a deal over the Thanksgiving holiday to buy.


My Favorite Things
Planners are the IT thing right now. I love my Happy Planner. The PaperMate felt tip pens do not bleed through the page. The Sharpie fine point is perfect for jotting down appointments.


The Instant Pot was the item that everyone bought last year on Black Friday. Do you own one? I love mine and makes dinner so much easier for my family. This year, I hope to buy some additional accessories to make using my Instant Pot just a little bit better and more fun. Did you know you can bake cake and breads in no time at all with your IP?


I hope you all have a nice week with family next week. Keep the arguing to a minimum, eat lots of stuffing but leave room for the pie.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wal-Mart Black Friday Deals

I saw that the Black Friday ad was released for Wal-Mart, I had to go look.

What is on your list this year?

These are some of the items I am hoping to grab next week.

Wal-Mart Black Friday 2017

We had a Halloween light like this and loved it. I think snowflakes would be pretty.
I love getting new pajamas for the kids. I always snag a few for each of the boys.
They have gotten too tall for last year's footie jammies, so they need new ones.

The socks and slippers are always a great deal. Feet grow fast in this house and socks disappear.
Although I might need to bring home Flip-a-Zoo slippers for Jay.

I love fluffy pajama pants for myself. They are perfect to lounge around at home.
Plus those slippers look toasty warm.

These are gifts for myself. Last year I got the Instant Pot, this year I want an Air Fryer.
Plus I am a sucker for the mixing bowls and plastic food containers. The low prices always get me.
Plus the canning jars are perfect for projects.

The boys really want the Xbox One S.
They have a few games they have wanted to play but they are only available on this system.
This will be the main gift for both of them to share.
They don't play with many toys any longer, so no point in buying. All they do is play video games or use tablets.

This is something I just started to consider as a gift for the boys.