Visitacion Valley Grocery Outlet & 2 $25 Gift Card Giveaway-Ends 5/20

This past Saturday, May 3rd was the grand opening of a much needed grocery store in the Visitacion Valley area.  Grocery Outlet on Bayshore Boulevard opened its doors to the neighborhood with some great festivities.  They gave a pallet of food worth $1000 to the Visitacion Valley Strong Families, offered free coffee, free eco-frugal reusable bags for the first 500 customers, games, prizes, free face painting for the kids, and more! This area has been missing a good grocery store for quite some time.  My grandparents, who have lived in the neighborhood for 4 decades, used to take the bus to Chinatown for all their grocery needs because they couldn't find it close to home.  However, with their age now, they aren't able to take the bus and carry all their groceries back home anymore, therefore Grocery Outlet being blocks away from their house, is something very needed!   When I lived in Visitacion Valley, I would have to drive to all the surrounding neighborhoods to get everything I … [Read more...]

Little Passports 5th Birthday Celebration Event

Little Passports is turning 5 and you're invited to their party!  San Francisco-based kids’ educational subscription company, Little Passports, is holding its 5thBirthday Celebration on April 26th, at the Bay Area Discovery Museum! Bring your entire family to this exciting event, where kids (recommended for ages 5+) can go around the world and participate in hands-on crafts, science experiments and educational activities. There will also be a“globetrotting” photo booth.  This event is free with museum admission. Where:            Bay Area Discovery Museum, Discovery Theater 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA When:              Saturday, April 26, 2014 Time:               10am – 12pm Snacks will be provided Kangaroo Mama was provided free product from the sponsor company for this post.   … [Read more...]

Wizard Of Oz Is Coming To San Francisco

 I remember watching Wizard of Oz as a child and thinking how badly I wanted sparkly red shoes!  There was so much to love about the Wizard of Oz, from the yellow brick road, Glinda the good witch, the Emerald City, and an unlikely group of individuals getting united!  So when I heard that Andrew Lloyd Webber's Wizard of Oz was going to be in town at the San Francisco's SHN Orpheum Theater, I knew I had to go see it!   It will be playing for 2 weeks only from October 16-27th so I am sure tickets will sell out fast for this show.   If you are a fan like me, you should definitely go check out the musical when it opens starting next Wednesday.  I can't wait to see it on opening night and  hope I will see many of you there too! You can buy tickets at or call in at 888-746-1799.  Tickets range from $45-$210.  For more information, visit the SHN website here or follow them via Facebook here. This posting was sponsored by SHN SF but the opinions stated in this posting are … [Read more...]

Always Have Hope + Free Printables

Sometimes it's hard to believe that things will turn out on the upside when a lot of things seem to be looking down. Things have not been a walk in the park for our family in the last couple years whether it was health, jobs, or finances.  However, looking in hindsight at them, good has come out of all of those situations.  Whether it was Honey losing his job but during that time, he got to be there for Kiggster and I when I went to all my ultrasounds (yup, had one almost every month), then he got to spend Kiggster's whole 1st year with her and finally, that lead him to make the jump into getting his Master's degree!  Financially things have also not been super easy for us but we also made some decisions financially that would seem crazy to some but made the most sense to our family.  We decided to become a one-income family, especially since things weren't looking good with my last company.  However, that also meant we could no longer afford to … [Read more...]

Dayspring: Unconditional Love

The love of Jesus is greater than anyone can ever know. No greater Love than Jesus. Purest Love.  Jesus Love Came Down Those were the messages printed on the new soup tureen and bowls that I received from Dayspring.  Simple messages yet so hard to grasp the idea that Jesus loved us that much!  When I got married, my love for Honey was, and is, running so deep that it seemed impossible and I thought I could not possibly have more love in my heart to give to another.  But when we found out we were expecting Kiggster, somehow, my heart expanded and more love seemed to just pour out from me. Just when I thought I couldn't love her more than I already did, she was born!  Then somehow, God filled me with even more love!   When I think about my love for my husband and daughter, it makes me think of Jesus' love for me.  My love for my family is only a small fraction of how much Jesus loves me but it helps remind me daily of how much I have … [Read more...]

Just Between Friends: Consignment For The Money Conscious & Busy Individuals

Have you ever thought about having a yard sale or garage sale to get rid of all that excess stuff piling up in the garage...and sometimes throughout the home?!  What if you don’t even have a garage or a yard to host a sale?!  Too busy to set one up?  Well, I came across Just Between Friends, the largest children’s and maternity consignment sales event and they are definitely the solution for our family!   I had seen them in the years past but didn’t want to consign because I was too busy to get my things ready, price all my items, and bring them during the designated hours.  But last year, Just Between Friends in San Mateo (that’s the one closest to my home) did something different, they started a valet tagging program!  That sounds luxurious doesn’t?!  Well, for those of us that have little time to spare but lots of baby and maternity items to rid ourselves of, this was a great option!  Before we delve into … [Read more...] Rent Textbooks and Make a Difference

What did you do with your textbooks in college after each Quarter or Semester was over? Did you try to sell it? Reuse it? Or did you say to yourself that you would probably need to look at it again sometime in the future only to find it still unopened and collecting dust on a bookshelf five years later?  I know for myself, I purchased all my books new and kept all of them even after finishing those classes with the mentality that I would need to “reference” them again in the future.  I had a hard time selling my used textbooks online or selling them back to the university because almost 99% of the times, the classes weren’t using the same book or edition the following quarter! I never even thought about renting textbooks but did.  It’s such a great idea to rent rather than buy. They even allow highlighting in your textbook, which makes studying much easier. offers different rental periods to … [Read more...] Get Paid to Share Coupon Codes

It's no secret that I love shopping, especially with online shopping where I can find coupon codes for just about every purchase I make!  I usually just Google for coupon codes and then try out all the codes for the site that I am making a purchase for.  Many of the times, they are failed attempts because people either post expired, invalid, or just make up codes.  Then I found out about and saw that they are not only a site for finding coupon codes but they also have a Pays-2-Share program. Through the Pay-2-Share program, people like you and I can upload coupon codes into the Coupon Chief system for their participating online sites.  Then when someone successfully uses the coupon code we uploaded, we get 2% of the sales.  Once our Pay-2-Share account has reached $25, then Coupon Chief will either issue a check or send money through Paypal!  I've never gotten paid to share coupons before from other sites so Coupon Chief definitely has a great incentive program going … [Read more...]

Online Shopping-Coupon Code Hunting

Is it too obsessive to lament about a missed deal?  How about flashes of anguished regret for 2 weeks because I made a purchase at a shoe store and forgot to look for a coupon first and then finding out after my purchase that I could have gotten 20% off the whole purchase?  I could not let it go, I kept kicking myself for not having been prepared with a coupon!  I'm sure you can all tell by now that I am a shopaholic and it doesn't even matter what I am shopping for or what mode of shopping, whether it's online, catalog, in-store, live demos, or late night infomercials!  But what I love even more is saving money and using coupons, discounts, promo codes, getting freebies.  I love seeing the "here's what you saved" line on my grocery bills or my "discount amount" on my checkout cart!   Every time I shop online, I always look for a coupon or promo code to apply to my orders.  I love free shipping, discount on my … [Read more...]

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