Jun 25

Mosquito Free – Thermacell Bristol Latern Review

Thermacell Latern


We spend a lot of time outside, pretty much every night we are sitting outside watching the neighborhood kids play outside. The worst part about this is all the buzzing and bugs flying around biting us. So I was pretty excited to try out the Thermacell Dark Bronze Bristol Lantern.



About Thermacell Laterns:

Thermacell products are effective in warding off biting insects. The repellent creates a 15 x 15-foot zone of protection against mosquitoes, black flies and other flying insects. Thermacell products have been recognized by leading entomologists and outdoor writers as the solution to making outdoor activities enjoyable.



  • Works with all Thermacell repellent mats and refills
  • Includes: Thermacell Bristol Lantern, 3 Original repeller mats, 1 butane cartridge
  • Requires 3 AAA-batteries (not included)


So were we able to enjoy a night outdoors without the bugs?!!

YES!! I had family down and had told my neighbors about this so they were all glad to sit around and chat without getting eatin alive. We have some woods around us, plus all the rain we have had, makes the mosquitoes so bad around this time of year. It really makes it hard sometimes to enjoy the evenings outside because of this. I like that this serves as light as well. It did a good job at keeping the 15×15 zone but of course the closer you were the better protection you got. The repeller mats last close to 4 hours each. I started out by putting it on the driveaway but noticed that we still had them buzzing around our heads although they weren’t biting our legs, so I ended up sitting it on a small table we had and that made the coverage a little better.

It was super quick and easy to set up and start getting the repellant we needed. And we didn’t have to worry about being covered head to toe in bug spray either!


My readers get to save! 20% off Thermacell Products! – Use code “FamilyGuide2016” at checkout onThermacell.com for 20% off your order of $40 or more!   <<< Miss the bugs not this deal!


**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Thermacell and USFamilyGuide. A free sample will be provided for sharing this offer.**

Jun 24

I am #WrinkleFreeHappy and You Can Be Too! Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus #Giveaway

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus Wrinkle Free Happy


As a busy mom one thing that gets left behind is the clothes in the dryer. I often run to it looking for the shirt I need only to find it wrinkled beyond wear. Usually I would throw it in the dryer and hope to dry the wrinkles out but not any more! Now I use Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus. Just spray, tug, smooth and hang, then you’re ready to go in no time. No iron necessary. Seriousy who has time to iron anyways?!!

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus WrinkleFreeHappy Kit

I want you to be #WrinkleFreeHappy so I have partnered with Downy Wrinkle Releaser to bring you this awesome giveaway. You will win a prize pack just like mine above!! How cool is that.

Downy Wrinkle Free Happy Kit includes:

2- $10 Target gift cards

3- Travel size bottles of Downy Wrinkler Releaser Plus

1- Wrinkle Free Happy T-shirt

2- Coupons for a free bottle of Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus


Grab this $2 off coupon and save on your next purchase.

Giveaway starts 6/24/16 an ends 12am ET 6/28/16. Enter on the Rafflecopter below and don’t forget to come back daily for more chances to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway




This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus. I received free sample in exchange for sharing this information.

Jun 23

How I Earned a Quick $35 Yesterday On Swagbucks

Long time readers will know I’m a big fan of Swagbucks. It’s an easy way to cover my entertainment budget, save big on holiday shopping sprees and make money trying out new products i would otherwise be skeptical of. The downside of Swagbucks is that the site gives you so many different ways to earn that it can be complicated and hard to keep track of all it’s earning features.

Well, Swagbucks runs this promotion once a month called SWAGO. It’s like BINGO, except each square takes you to a different part of their site where you can earn points, called SB, doing something easy online. You get paid for filling out your board – the more spaces you fill out, the bigger your bonus! This month, the bonus for filling out your whole board is 300 SB, which you can redeem for a $3 gift card right away. But, that’s just the start of your earnings with SWAGO. Because the game takes you to every nook and cranny of their site, you end up earning a ton of points along the way and learning if Swagbucks is right for you.

How much? Well it varies a bit, but I just completed every square this afternoon and ended up with 3,492 SB, just 9 SB shy of $35 worth of PayPal Cash or any Gift Card I could imagine. The full breakdown is below but the shorter version is I made $35 online this afternoon clicking around the web in my pajamas.

Here’s how I racked up the SB on SWAGO:

– Completed my Survey Profile: 4 SB
– Set my Swag Name: 4 SB
– Completed a Gold Survey on Desktop: 100 SB
– Signed up for a $3 trial of Dollar Shave Club on the Swagbucks App: 1,000 SB
– Signed up for a $10 trial of BirchBox (to gift to a friend): 1,500 SB
– Watched Jimmy Fallon Clips on my SwagButton: 3 SB
– Watched News Headlines on the Swagbucks TV App: 3 SB
– Disqualified from a Gold Survey on the Swagbucks App: 1 SB
– Referred my Mom and convinced her to try a $50 Groupon, earning her 350 SB. Because of the Three For All referral program, she earned 650 SB total, and I get 335 SB for Referring her: 335 SB
– Purchased a $25 Dominos Pizza Gift Card on MyGiftCardsPlus for Friday’s pizza night: 135 SB
– Searched “Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe” on Swagbucks Search and earned SB: 9 SB
– Watched a few cooking show clips on Swagbucks Watch on my desktop: 4 SB
– Completed a Gold Survey on my desktop: 75 SB
– Redeemed a free Swag Code on the SwagButton: 4 SB
– Read a short entertainment news article on nCrave: 2 SB
– Redeemed a free Swag Code on my Swagbucks App: 3 SB
– Completed the Additional Survey Profiler: 5 SB
– Attempted Survey that was at Max Capacity: 1 SB
Subtotal: 3,192 SB
– Redeemed my SB for a $25 PayPal Gift Card to complete my last SWAGO square…

Getting me a 300 SB Bonus for Completing SWAGO! Total Earned 3,492 SB

Tonight I am going to watch a few more funny animal videos to get me over the line so I can redeem another $15 in Gift Cards to add to my splurge fund!

Jun 22

Potty Time Made Easy with Kandoo Potty Time Pack

Kandoo Kids Potty Time Pack


Potty training is probably 1 of the most stressful times of the toddler years. My son potty trained very easy my daughter not so much. I wanted to pull my hair out, especially when I thought she had it down and then she went back to diapers. I wondered what I was doing wrong since my 1st child had no problems. Then I just took a deep breath, remembered not every kid is alike and let her do it on her own time. A short time later she was FINALLY out of diapers!

It's Potty Time!

We love Kandoo products in our house and now they have a Potty Time Pack that helps you with your potty training. This kit is filled with all sorts of goodies that will give your little one special potty time powers.

Potty Time Pack comes with:

  • 150 count Kandoo wipes (3 refills!)
  • Kandoo tub with 50 wipes and stickers to decorate your child’s tub
  • Foaming Hand Soap
  • 42 count flushable wipes
  • It’s Potty Time – A Potty Training Story for kids booklet
  • Super Power Cape
  • Kandoo Growth Chart
  • 3 Free Music Downloads
  • Kandoo Coupons

Grab the Potty Time Pack with everything above for just $20!!

Kandoo Potty Time Pack


Whether this is your 1st time potty training or your 3rd Kandoo Kids has lots of great potty training resources to help you along the way.

Be sure to sign up for the Potty Hacks NewsletterEach week you will get a new email filled with potty training hacks. A step-by-step plan of action on when to start, supplies to buy, how to keep it silly, and handle setbacks.

I think it’s important to remember that every child is different. Most of all gives lots of encouragment and have fun!!



I received the items above for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are always my own.

Jun 22

Take Monkey Mat on the Go! Save $5 + Free Shipping


Monkey Mat, AS SEEN ON SHARK TANK, allows you to make your space, any place! Originally inspired by an unexpected six-hour layover at the airport (constant cringing while two babies crawled all over dirty floors!), and also by overall active lifestyles, this go-everywhere large mat in attached ultra-compact pouch gives you a clean space on the go – no more bulky blankets! Perfect for all ages, all places – park, beach, concerts, dirty airport/hotel floors, camping, hiking, sports events & more! www.monkeymat.com


My readers get to save! Order here and use coupon code “USFAM” for $5 off + Free Shipping!




This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Monkey Mat and USFamily Guide. Free samples will be sent in exchange for sharing above information.

Jun 20

Kellogg’s Family Rewards- New 25 pt Code!



New Kellogg’s Family Rewards. Enter FATHERSDAYPTFORU for 25 pts. Hurry code expires 6/27/16 .If you’re not a member it’s FREE to sign up and earn points for rewards like gift cards, high value coupons, books, kitchen gadgets and more.

Jun 14

Free Baby Sample Box from Sam’s Club (No Membership Required)

Sams Club Baby Sample Box


Head over and grab you a free baby sample box from Sam’s Club. You do not have to be a member to get box.

Jun 12

Swagbucks-MyGiftCardsPlus Father’s Day Sale

According to a recent Swagbucks survey, the #1 item dads want for Father’s Day is Gift Cards. Forget the ties and sweaters, give dad what he really wants and earn Cash Back* in the process with MyGiftCardsPlus. Everyone wins!

Plus, from now through June 12th earn Cash Back and a 100 SB bonus** when you purchase Gift Cards to Lowe’s, The Home Depot, AMC, eBay, and Sears.

Make dad feel like this on Father’s Day:



*Cash Back is paid in the form of SB points good for popular gift cards or PayPal cash.

**The SB Bonus Offers apply to one purchase per gift card listed above (Lowe’s, The Home Depot, AMC, eBay, and Sears). This offer expires at 11:59pm PST on June 12th. Your SB will credit when your electronic gift card is delivered.


Jun 08

Snapchat Users Get a FREE Redbox DVD Rental

redbox snapchat


Snapchat users can follow Redbox and get a free 1 night DVD movie rental.

What movie is on your watch list?

Jun 03

Free Suave Body Wash or AXE Shower Gel from Dollar General

Dollar General Body Wash Coupon Giveaway


HURRY! If you shop at Dollar General head over to their Facebook page and request a coupon for a free full size  Suave Body Wash or AXE Shower Gel product. This is limited to the 1st 5,000. Allow 6-8 weeks for coupon to arrive.

If you miss it this Friday you’ll have another chance the 1st Friday of next month.

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