Yes I'm Frugal!

As a single mom I'm always looking for good deals on everything. Hey savings money is a good thing, right? Typically protein is pretty costly. My daughter can't eat any poultry or most fish / seafood. So I have to buy a lot of beef , pork and lamb which can add up very quickly. So when I go into stores now I always look for the yellow sale tags or in some stores they are called "Manager's specials". These are meats that are nearing their "sell by" dates. They are perfectly safe if used by or frozen by the listed dates. So PLEASE don't think I am eating or feeding my kid some sort of unsafe meat or anything. 

My daughter LOVES ham so when I saw these tiny hams on sale I jumped on them. I have a deep freezer so whenever I see discount meats and other proteins I always try to buy them and stock up. 

Money Saving Tip: If you have the room stock up on manager's special meats.


We'd like to wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter Sunday.

 KC and Inza

Easter is upon us!

Easter is a beautiful "holiday". I view it more from a religious perspective and less of a holiday but that's just comes from growing up in church. As a lover of all things Groupon I went and found that my favorite photographer had listed another Groupon special. So of course I had to snap one up for the princess' Easter pictures. My BFF's mom bought KC a pretty dress last year for her first birthday but my tiny human is so tiny that she can just NOW fit into it.. It is perfect for Easter and pictures. So we traveled out to one of our local parks and shot some really adorable pictures. I was shocked at how well it went. I was kind of worried that the shoot was only 30 minutes. You know with toddlers anything can happen lol. I came to the shoot with props that I had purchased at the 99 cent store. I always suggest going to the 99 cent store for things like photo props and stuff. No point in paying top dollar for things you're going to use once and toss in the closet. That's my frugal mama tip for the day. :)  I'll post a couple of the finished product pictures as soon as I get them back.

 I shot these pictures when we were leaving the park. 


1byone 9000mAh 12V Multi-Function Smart Portable Car Jump Starter REVIEW!

As a single mom with an older mother who travel a lot by car this is perfect for us. It adds peace of mind to our long car trips. Many times we are traveling for miles with no service stations or anything else. This charger not only can jump our car but can charge out phones if need be. I'm not a car savvy person and even I can use this. Ours did come with a cigarette lighter adapter which is awesome and makes things even easier and convenient. The hard shell case makes for easy storage in the trunk of your car or truck. Overall a great product for any mom on the go. No one wants to be stranded out in the middle of no where alone or with their children.

* I received this product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company has to say about their product:

  • Hot New Release - Powerful jump starter to safely jump start a dead battery in seconds. Supports fast charging. Low self-discharge. Up to 1000 cycles. Be sure to pack this when you go camping, picnicking or go on any outdoor adventure.
  • Ultra-portable - Portable, compact, lightweight design that will easily fit in your backpack, or glove box for convenience. Help car start by a simple clip and no need to disconnect the original car battery. Compact size but high power.
  • Ultra-safe and Error-proof - Offers spark-proof technology and reverse polarity protection, which allows it to safely connect to any battery. Multiple safety design ensures jump starter is mistake-proof.
  • Find Your Way Safely after Dark - Thanks to the built-in LED that functions as a flashlight and can send out SOS distress signals. It is the ideal choice for night shift workers, overtime workers and many others.
  • Recharge Your USB and Other Devices On The Go - Charges mobile phones, Sony PSP, MP3 / MP4 players, PDAs, notebooks, car refrigerators and other compatible appliances.

2 years old

It's hard to believe that two years ago the most amazing tiny human came into my life via an emergency c-section. We started the morning with the princess' birthday breakfast ( gluten free and vegan waffles, sausage and tofu scramble). Then we went to church. She slept through church. I went to put her in the car and she woke up. So I went back inside so she could see the pastor and have birthday prayer. My mini me walked down the middle isle of the church smiling and waving at  everyone. Like she was running for Congress or something lol We had birthday prayer then headed off to the Aquarium. We went for her birthday last year so I figured we'd make it a tradition and go back this year too. She fell in love with the sting rays. We stood at the big tank for an hour literally. She just watched and watched and talked to them. It was adorable and oddly I didn't mind just standing there for an hour. The joy on her tiny birthday face was so worth it. After the aquarium we went home for dinner. I fixed her her favorite vegan cheese quesadilla, corn and mango.  I was going to get all fancy but hey I just fixed her what she loves and went from there. I was able to find some awesome vegan, gluten free and nut free chocolate treats for her since neither of us can have regular cake. We got a regular cake for the family so they wouldn't be forced to eat allergy friendly lol. It was a fun day had by all. She passed out at around 7pm and slept ALL NIGHT! Normally she wakes up at least once to nurse. When I woke up to nurse her she was still asleep. So I went right on back to bed.

The next day we had her party with one of her play groups. It was so much awesome watching her and all the kids having so much fun. The best part was we did cupcakes and stuff at the end so I sent the kids home all sugared up and bouncing off walls. Mean, I know but they all had so much fun. Overall I think my princess had a wonderful 2 day birthday celebration. Now mom needs a nap lol

One must wear a princess tutu for her birthday.

Birthday morning!

Having birthday lunch at the aquarium. By this point 
she'd taken off her shoes and her socks and dropped them
in the stroller basket. 

Birthday shoes from Auntie Janet

Lets dance!

Rock out with your tongue out!

Yummy chocolate!

Jelly Fish!

Well hello there Mr Sting Ray

Pretty Fish

I'll just watch from here thank you very much!

Sharks and turtles OH MY!

Gluten free, vegan and nut free 
chocolate yumminess!

My new friends the sting rays!

Gotta have a nap before more fun!

Why go in the door when you can go in 
through the window?

The family cake!

*~ Inza ~*

Bright Outdoors Picnic Set REVIEW

We're a family who loves picnics in the park so this set is awesome for us. Even my toddler likes it. It's heavy duty but not heavy in weight.  I leave this set in my car because my daughter and I love to take spur of the moment trips to the park. I love that the set is so compact. It doesn't take a lot of room in your bag or your car. Everything in the set is heavy duty and very well made. I would suggest against putting the plates in the microwave but if you're on a picnic you don't have a microwave but just thought I'd mention that. Overall a great set.

*I received this in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company has to say about their product:

  • EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A PERFECT PICNIC FOR TWO - Be prepared for your next outdoor dining occasion
  • QUALITY COMPONENTS - Every aspect has been specifically designed for deluxe, durable picnicking
  • COMPACT DESIGN - Easy to store and ready to use with any bag, backpack, cooler or tote
  • IDEAL GIFT - Give the picnicker in your life the gift of enjoying the outdoors together

IntelliSMART 5A 4-Port USB Wall/Travel Charger REVIEW!

When you're a traveling mom in the tech age being able to charge the entire family's devices all at once. This unit it small but powerful. It easily packs in your purse, diaper bag or suitcase. For some reason when we travel we never have enough outlets to charge everything we bring with us. This unit totally helps with that issue. Even when all 4 ports are in use charging doesn't seem to slow down. This unit charges as fast or faster than plugging your device directly into the wall. This charger has found a home in my diaper bag. I'll never be without a charger again.

*I received this product in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here is what the company has to say about their product:

The intelliARMOR 4-port USB charger is not your standard charger! With a compact, innovative design and state of the art technology that provides fast, convenient charging while ensuring safe, high quality results. Using intelliSMART charging technology, you can charge iPhones, iPads, Androids and smartphones, eliminating the need for multiple chargers. Save time and space with a single charger that enables you to charge up to four devices at one time. 


 Safe, Convenient Charging Technology 

*INPUT: 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.4A 


*Get Quality Charging Catered Directly Toward Your Devices' Charging Needs 


Thin and lightweight while providing maximum charging speeds, the 4-port charger offers USB-enabled device rapid charging. It is small and easy to transport, so you can take it along wherever you need to go. It has a very accommodating size, measuring 3 inches by 2.5 inches. As an added safety precaution, the charger has circuitry that accurately detects the needs of each separate device so you can count on it getting the proper charge without overcharging. 

Dentist Time!

So it's been six months since KC's last dentist appointment. Today was one of those days where I should have just stayed in bed I think or wrapped myself in bubble wrap. First off we were late, which is not outside the norm for us. We were rushing to get out of the house and everything was hectic but I got us out of the house dressed and in one piece. YAY ME! We got there , we sign in and I go to sit down. Easy right? Not for me not today. I sat down and THERE WAS NO CHAIR THERE!! Yes that's right I fell on my ass in front of the entire office staff. A dental tech came running out asking if I was ok and if I needed an ice pack or anything. Can you put an ice pack on your bruised ego?  After sitting there a second because well I didn't know what else to do I got up and plopped down on one of the stools in front of one of the office's Ipads. I put KC on the stool next to me. She played on the Ipad a bit then curled up on my lap and went to sleep. The same tech that came out to see if I was ok came out to call KC back to the exam room. I put her in the dental chair and she went right back to sleep. The dental tech started to brush her teeth and boy did she wake up quickly. She flipped over and flipped out. The tech put on Frozen and my tiny human calmed down and went back to sleep. I love that they have TV monitors on the ceiling. Heck they should have those for adults too lol. KC was sleep when the dentist came in.Again my poor princess woke up to someone with their hands in her mouth. She flipped out again but the dentist gave her a hug and all was well with the world. She really likes her dentist. She let the dentist do everything she needed to do including counting her teeth. She currently has 16 teeth, no cavities and a "strong bite". Want to guess how they found out she has a strong bite?

After the dentist I went to pay bills and do some grocery shopping at my favorite local store. I tripped walking into the store and my shoe came off walking through the parking lot. Like I said I should have stayed in bed. I get inside and grab a basket. I'm walking up and down the isles and ram my basket into a soda display and knock everything down. Everyone was staring but no one offered to help pick anything up. So I picked it all up by myself. This is the point I should have gone home but no I'm stupid. After walking around some more and a couple more stumbles I gave up, got in line and paid for my items. We ran to a few more stores without incident ...thankfully.... and then we headed H-O-M-E. I walked in the house, looked at the stairs and thought maybe I should hang out down stairs for awhile and not try to tackle the stairs since I was having issues staying ON my feet. lol  So the royal princess and I played down stairs until bedtime and now here I sit watching TV and typing to you all. It was an interesting day to say the least.

Portion Control Containers REVIEW

As someone who's still working to get rid of her baby weight (can we still call it that? I mean she'll be 2 in a few days lol) these portion control containers are awesome. I have always had a love / hate relationship with food. When I think something is a small portion it really isn't So these containers help give me a visual of what actual portions should look like even when I'm eating out. The containers are easy to use, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, BPA free and freezer safe. I love that the brightly colored containers  together when they are not in use. They are also great for lunch boxes. I haven't had one leak yet. The plastic is thick and high quality. They're sturdy and can stand being thrown around in a lunch box without breaking. Overall an awesome set.

*I received this kit in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company has to say about their product:

Prefer Green 7 Piece Portion Control Containers with Guide Instruction,Food and Meal Storage,100% Leak Proof,Comparable to 21 Day Fix
  • Make Measuring Exactly - You can measure out your portion and food types with our systematized color containers,and know exactly what you eating.
    Easy to Prep Meal - These different colors food containers send to you with a clearly eatting plan guide.You can make preparing a meal easier and enjoyable. Comparable to 21 Day Fix system.
    Different Colors Distinguish Food - Different Color container are used to put different kinds of food, you can combine the food what you like and make sure you have a healthy daily meal.
    High Quality and Safety - These containers are made of high quality propylene,BPA-free,DEHP-free,and safe for dishwasher & microwave oven use.


I really wanted to love this cam but I just don't. It's a good cam if you have natural lighting coming into the room it's in. If you don't you get this foggy type of picture. The night vision part has your typical foggy night vision feed but it only shows MAYBE 3 feet in front of the camera. Even three feet in front of the camera is pushing it. Anything further than that is just a foggy blurry mess. The app is just eh. I never got it to work on my Iphone 6 or my Iphone 5c but it did work on my Ipad. The app and install is pretty easy to use on the Ipad. What I found works best for this cam is sticking it under a window during the day and really close to your child's bed at night. The cord could make it problematic when trying to place it close to your child's bed. It could be a strangulation hazard. So PLEASE be very careful. Overall it's a good starter cam for to help parents ease their minds. If you're looking for awesome quality video this just isn't the cam for you unless you have natural light 24/7. The cam is light weight and made from good quality plastic.

*I received this camera in exchange for my 100% honest opinion *

Here's what the company has to say about their camera:

  • The SMART Baby Cam allows you to monitor your baby directly from your phone anywhere you have a 3G/4G/Wifi Connection.
    Custom Application on iOS, Android and Viewable from PC.
    SMART Features include: Remote Video Recording, Night vision, Two Way Audio, Temperature change alerts and much more.
    SMART Baby Cam is powered via USB Wall charger so that you're always connected!
    Easy and intuitive installation.