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Launching My Newsletter

Just me. My little girl took this photo. :)

Just me. My little girl took this photo. ūüôā

I am getting ready to launch my newsletter, and would like to encourage you to subscribe! I promise it won’t be spammy! I’ll make sure you don’t miss out on any of my blog posts, as well as sending you a weekly newsletter with additional savings and coupon codes to my affiliate programs that I¬†will share¬†exclusively¬†with my subscribers!

Please head on over to my Mailing List Subscription Form to sign up now!

In the meanwhile, tell me what sort of extra coupons and deals you are on the lookout for?

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Schoola Discount Clothing

Schoola Clothes

Does anyone need clothes on a limited or non-existent budget? I have to share this way to get clothes online cheap for you!

I¬†just received my first order of¬†8 much needed items for only $8 from Schoola, plus I still have a couple of dollars left for a future order!¬†It wound up like that because I ordered a new with tags item that said it wasn’t eligible to be bought with credit.¬†I am beyond thrilled, because my older two little ones really needed more decent clothes and this was a sort of answer to an unspoken prayer. If you use my referral link, we both get a $20 credit (you can use it immediately- it applies automatically).

They are known for quality gently used children’s clothing, but they carry adult sizes, as well. The men’s clothing is under the teen boys’ section, and I saw sizes up to XL men’s. This is a wonderful bargain for anyone, not just mommies like me! I’m serious, this made me really happy, since my kids needed some clothes so badly and I had nothing extra in the budget. These clothes were not only a bargain, but they are beautiful,¬†great quality¬†and look brand new. They were much nicer than I expected from looking at the site, even! The little purple dress for my baby girl came new with tags. They get these clothes donated in the name of schools, and give 40% to the school chosen to credit the donation to. Lucky me, I’d earned some Paypal money and was able to use it to pay for the items, so it took nothing out of our budget.

Does anyone in your house need clothes?? Use my referral link for your $20 credit now, and don’t forget that coupon code for 30% off!! https://www.schoola.com/stitch?ref=cp-3X82va1HF

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Baby and Mom Gifts and Essentials

Gifts for babies

Need to know what you need the first year with baby? Here are some of my recommendations!

As a mother of three children ages 6 and under, I have a lot of experience with what you do and don’t use in that first year with a new baby. There are things that just collect dust and others that I use constantly. This is by no means a complete list, but definitely some of the first things that come to my mind as most useful with little ones!

Must haves and gifts for the new baby.

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  • Sleepers with zippers.¬† See that adorable green sleeper on my baby up there? Zipper!! Babies are wiggly. Zippers are easier than buttons, especially at night when you just want to go back to sleep after a diaper change!

     Girls Newborn Sleepers
     Baby Boy Zip Front Sleepers
Unisex-Baby Newborn Zip Front Sleepers

  • Bibs. Babies drool. They drool a lot!

         10 Pack Water Resistant Drooler Bib Set

     Burp cloths

  • Onesies. They are just easy, okay?

       Gerber Unisex-Baby Newborn Five-Pack Elephant Onesies

  • Baby socks. The cuter, the better. Their feet get cold! ¬†Baby socks
  • Mittens. Those little nails are notorious for sharp corners you’re going to miss, and they love to scratch at their faces.¬†Newborn Mittens
  • Board books. Yes, I read to very young babies! Yes, they enjoy it¬†before they understand it!¬†Just a¬†few¬†of my favorites for little ones are:

I Love You Through And Through
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Must haves and gifts for the new mommy.

  • Moby. This is amazing for young babies who want carried all the time, which is almost all of them. It’s soft and comfy for both of you, and pretty easy to get the hang of from the included instructional booklet. I have photos of my sweet baby and me in ours- courtesy of my 6 year old budding photographer- below.
  • Moby Wrap Original Baby Carrier
  • Water sling. If you like to go to the beach, pool or even take a shower, this is a very cheap lifesaver! I used it for pretty much every shower the first three months, and still do often with my littlest.

           Water Sling Baby Carrier

  • Good nursing pads. These are my favorites, because they are very inexpensive, absorbent, soft, and don’t tend to leave a lot of fibers behind. Three nurslings and a few years of breastfeeding under my belt say….just listen to me here!

            Evenflo Nursing Pads

  • Nursing bras for day and night.

I recommend that you get fitted in person for regular day time bras, so not recommending anything there. These look pretty much like my favorite to sleep in, though, and you should be able to guess based on your shirt size. Trust me, you want comfort and easy access at night! Lamaze Sleep Maternity Nursing Bra

  • Gift cards. A new mommy often won’t tell you what she really needs. Who wants to admit¬†she has¬†no underwear or socks¬†that aren’t stretched out from pregnancy and she’s outgrown all of her bras?? Get her a gift card to somewhere with a good selection of items she could use,¬†so she can get what she needs most. You can shop here for a Huge Selection of Gift Cards!

Wear Your Baby

Worthwhile splurges for baby.

  • Lillebaby carrier. This is the one thing I splurged on for my third baby, and it’s been totally worth it! I used birthday money and then the rest was my gift from my husband. I literally use this carrier daily! Other ones I have tried (other than the Moby, which was a dream until she got heavier) gave me migraines, neck trouble and back aches. This one is so comfortable for someone with neck, back and headache issues! It even has lumbar support for your back. It’s also the best for warm climates, since it’s really breathable. Mine is the berry and charcoal color you see in our fall festival photo. They have plenty of lovely colors and patterns, though!¬†LILLEbaby Complete Airflow 6-in-1 Baby Carrier- Mist
  • Rock and play sleeper. My dad and stepmom bought this for us, and I use it every day even now! It’s very soothing for little ones! It also gives me a safe place to set baby quickly so I can use the bathroom and still see her and her siblings. Mine is the cute yellow one in the featured photo!

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Fisher-Price Deluxe Newborn Vibrating Rock n’ Play Sleeper

    • Swing.

Ours is a hand me down we’ve used through three children, but this is a great one. Music is helpful with little ones and we love the tray for when they start eating little finger foods! Summer Infant Sweet Sleep Musical Swing, Fox and Friends, Espresso

What are some of your must haves?

Need help with baby names? Here’s what I found useful when looking for my kids’ names…. My Favorite Baby Name Sites and Books!


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National Pet Preparedness Month With Doggy Loot

Poochy Play Pals

Poochy Play Pals

June is National Pet Preparedness Month. It’s about keeping your pets prepared for a disaster, and having a plan in how to take care of them if something happens. You need to have a kit ready with all of the essentials they may need, as detailed at the¬†link at the end of this post.

Also, in honor of the month of keeping pets prepared, I thought I’d once again share one of my favorite sites to use to keep my pooches prepared. I have continued to order since this was originally written, and have had the same positive experience each time with their products, pricing, and the speed in which they delivered my orders. You can get credit just for signing up, resulting in free or verrrrrry inexpensive products. Check it out!
Doggie Loot

What pets do you have? Our current roundup is¬†one lazy¬†dog, two spoiled cats, two¬†broody¬†chickens with no possibility of chickies¬†and two (three any day now!!!) little monkeys (otherwise known as our children ūüėČ ).

For more info on preparing your pets for an emergency, scurry over to the link below:

American Humane


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National Flip Flop Day

National Flip Flop Day

National Flip Flop Day

If you’re like me- and most Southern gals- you live as much of your summers are possible in your trusty flip flops! Did you know that today is National Flip Flop Day? I didn’t before now, but I’m glad I found out! Not only do you have an excuse to wear those wonderful flapping shoes, but you can get free stuff! In¬†celebration of celebrating¬†the 9th Annual National Flip Flop Day in honor of the children’s charity Camp Sunshine, Tropical Smoothie Cafes are giving away a free 24 ounce Jetty Punch Smoothie to anyone coming by one of their cafes wearing flip flops between 2 & 7 pm today. Talk about a cool, sweet deal! I’m constantly consuming very cold things lately- like my ever-present huge cup of¬†ice water, popsicles, slushies¬†or even ice chips- to keep myself somewhat cool in this Southern summer heat with a watermelon sized baby bump, so I’d love to have one of these yummy smoothies right about now! ūüėČ

Click the link below for details and to find a location near you! ūüôā

http://www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com/funraising


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Winning Wednesday!!!

Great Gobs of Giveaways

Great Gobs of Giveaways

We’re at it again, with a great list of giveaways to enter! Last week I won a contest for free hairspray! What have you won recently? ūüôā

Try to win an awesome Babies R Us and Pampers prize pack! (Ends 5/26)

http://is.gd/lpeeyB

Enter to win a Li’l Tankster ride on toy! (Ends 5/21)

http://is.gd/TAeZWH

Try to win your choice of 3 Homeschool Bundles! (Ends 5/22)

http://www.buildyourbundle.net/promotions/giveaways/win-3-bundles/?lucky=6800

Two Winners of 4 Moringa Seedlings & 10 Seeds each. This one ends TODAY, so hurry!!!

http://frugalmamaandthesprout.com/2015/05/moringa.html

Try to win an Motivate Your Child Action Plan Book! (Ends 5/21)

http://makingitpaytostay.com/motivate-your-child-action-plan-book-review/

Enter to win a FREE Brain Chase Summer Learning Adventure Registration ($199)! (Ends 5/21)

http://my-little-poppies.com/brain-chase-fights-brain-drain-and-a-giveaway/

Try to win 4 Tickets to Menopause the Musical in Birmingham, AL! (Ends 6/7)

http://threefriendsandafork.blogspot.com/2015/05/menopause-musical.html?m=1

Everyone is a winner on this giveaway! You get a free download of the e-book “31 Days of Encouragement”!

http://thejenweaver.com/31-days-of-encouragement/

Enter to win $500 Paypal cash! Two winners! (Ends 6/15)

http://amidstthechaos.ca/2015/05/what-would-you-do-with-500/

Try to win an epic baby shower giveaway! (Ends 5/22)

http://mamasmiths.com/2015/05/epic-baby-shower-giveaway.html

Enter this giveaway of Gnarly Vegan products at two different places!

Conventional entry: http://www.thehealthyfitfoodie.com/birthday-gnarly-giveaway/

Instagram only: https://instagram.com/p/2qqQhYGJeP/

Try to win a neat journaling kit! (Ends 5/24)

http://www.chasedbyhope.com/bible-journaling-giveaway/

This Doterra essential oils set¬†giveaway also has quite a few great tips for diy recipes to use to clean your home more naturally, so it’s another contest where everyone wins, in a way! (Ends 5/25)

http://joyinmykitchen.com/replace-toxic-products-easy-diy-recipes-for-cleaning-products-essential-oils/

Any bloggers or small businesses with current family friendly giveaways are welcome to post links to one or two of those giveaways with a brief description in the comments section. If you have an upcoming giveaway you would like to be featured, please contact me via my Facebook page with details. This will continue to be a weekly feature here on Penny Pinching Peach if there is consistent interest, so give a shout if you enjoy these lists and let me know if you entered any contests! Oh, and definitely come back and let me know if you win something, please!!!


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The Bird & Elephant Shop Review

Moustache Camo Bib

Moustache Camo Bib

I was given a gift card to¬†The Bird & Elephant Etsy¬†store¬†as a prize in an amazing¬†contest I won awhile back. I was excited looking through the shop, because she has a wide¬†assortment of gorgeous prints and reasonable prices for custom products. She makes a variety of adorable items, such as reversible custom bibs, wooden¬†teething rings, soft blocks¬†to play with, burp cloths and more!¬†¬†I wound up using my gift card on a whole slew of bibs, since that’s something I actually need even for a third child. I¬†also got¬†a masculine- yet oh-so-cute–¬†moustache camo bandana style bib for my toddler.Bouquet of Bibs

Not only are these reversible bibs adorable, available in multiple sizes & shapes,¬†and come in a large selection of awesome custom prints and colors, but they are a great quality! Even my husband- who is not easily impressed- was surprised at how well made these bibs were. Our little guy loves his bandana bib, and looks pretty doggone handsome in it, too! I’m really looking forward to putting our newest addition in her bibs and seeing how adorable she’ll look while keeping clean!

Which pattern is your favorite? I think the butterflies and the moustache camo are my personal loves, but I have a hard time choosing. They’re just all so vibrant! ūüôā

Click the link below to shop for the cutiepies in your life! ūüôā

https://www.etsy.com/shop/thebirdandelephant