Friday, June 23, 2017

Target Coupon Hacks

So I have not done one of these posts in awhile, but this one deserves to be featured. This was my Target Haul for a net cost of $7!

So this is how it went down, I had coupons from for the Sally Hansen Nail polishes ($2 off each) and a Cartwheel for the Gel polish for 15% off. Then I had a coupon for the Clean and Clean for $2 off as well. (Have to love Then 10% off the Softlips on Cartwheel. Add on top of that a coupon for a $5 Gift Card with a $20 Beauty Purchase (also on Cartwheel). For those into math we are down $11 already! Add on the 5% for using my Red Card (because everyone needs it) and the money my mom is giving me for the Softlips (she has been looking for them), that gives me a net cost of about $7! That is what I call a good Target Haul!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Thank You to all the Trainers, Gym Owners and Coaches

I wanted to share this video that was sent to me to thank all the trainers, gym owners, and coaches that do what they love everyday to help us all be the best we can be.

Thank you all!

**Just sharing because I liked this!

Friday, June 2, 2017

New Maternity Workout Launch

I am a big proponent of working out while you are pregnant (nope no more babies here), but I did workout with both my pregnancies up until I went to the hospital. So when the people at the Aaptiv App contacted me about promoting the new maternity line I was in. 

Here is the info on the new program:

We’ve recruited top-tier talent to lead the design and development of the maternity program, including Kira Kohrherr of FitBump, yoga guru and author, Kristin McGee, and expert Aaptiv trainers who are trained and certified in pre and postnatal exercise. Earlier this month we launched stroller workouts and first trimester workouts (second is launching June 1 and third to follow!). Each week will include both strength and cardio exercises specifically designed to prepare a woman’s body for birth. So not only do we have your back for 9 months, but we’re right there with you to get you back on track after a baby. Whether you’re a marathoner or novice runner, getting back into shape with a stroller or a busy schedule is a new experience for any mom. 

I mean seriously how awesome does that sound? I love that all the workouts are audio based and come with playlists. This is totally my type of thing. Now don't get worried non-preggo friends, they have tons of other workouts. Here are some examples:

  • Full & half marathon and 5 & 10k training programs to get you ready for your race
  • High intensity interval training to help you more effectively burn calories, build muscle, and lose weight
  • Monthly challenges with targeted goals to challenge and motivate 
  • Curator playlists hand-selected by our elite trainers, brands we love, notable personalities, and more 
Many of the programs are only 7-10 minutes long! Again how awesome is that. Visit this link to get started on your free 1 week trial and I will post again after I give the programs a try as well!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Shed Organization Project

We do not like to not have anything to do in our house. Hubby and I always are coming up with new DIY projects. We are currently trying to look for projects that also are on the saving end of the budget. (We had to do this project because we bought new patio furniture, hence the saving comment). So bring on the great shed re-organization.

When we bought our house last year, we had almost no outdoor furniture or items as we did not have a place to store then or yard to use them in beforehand. So we have acquired and build a lot in the 12 months since then, see posts here and here. And the shed that we just keep putting stuff into now looked like this

It was a bit more then this overly organized Mom could take. So the first step was to move the extra fence pieces on to the back wall and actually move some of the back shelf. This gave us a lot more room for the kids toys. This is only part of the way into the project and look how much nicer!

After a quick trip the Christmas Tree Shop, we got some additional boxes for storage and the project was complete! 

I put the sand toys in a laundry basket, then the chalk and balls in plastic bins. We put all the patio cushions in these amazing bags from the Container Store. You can see them in the picture and they are the best and so easy to carry all the cushions in. I just love them. 

We hung all the yard tools on the side wall
and put the big stuff up against the back
This gave us a TON of free space in the front of the shed. I am so excited that we did this whole project for under $50! What has been your favorite easy project?

Friday, May 5, 2017

Leo Mazzotti Bracelets

First of all I think that Instagram is a great way to learn about new companies and products and find some really fun stuff. That leads me to this post, I was contacted by Leo Mazzotti, an Italian jewelry company, to try some of their products. They have three collections of different themed bracelets and I am in love with the Italian Dolce Vita collection. I actually ordered two bracelets because I could not decide on one!

They make all the bracelets to order so do not be surprised if it takes a little time to get to you, but when they arrive you will not be disappointed. They arrive in a beautiful box and just look so pretty.

I could not wait to try my new bracelets and they look so great no matter what I am wearing. Here is my favorite the Venezia

I also order the Milano as that is the area in Italy that my family is from

The bracelets are so easy to wear and can go with anything. You can dress then up or down and the price is so affordable. If you want to try a  Leo Mazzotti bracelet, use my code (JacquiR5) to save 10% and let me know what you think. 

**No compensation was received for this post, I was sent 1 bracelet to try and bought another one myself.