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Win a Keller Williams CD! December 22, 2010

Filed under: Contests,Deals — frugallygreenmom @ 1:11 pm

As the mother of a toddler, I’m always looking for music that makes both of us happy.  So one thing that I have learned to do is keep my eye out for artists I like who make a children’s CD.  That’s why I was thrilled to learn that Keller Williams had come out with a children’s CD.  I love the quirky humor that is in his songs, and I just knew that would translate well into children’s music.

A true original, Keller Williams has already won the hearts and imaginations of a seething tide of young adults who are musically “in the know.” With Kids, Keller creates a style of family music that’s all his own, taking influences ranging from traditional bluegrass and rock to Robin Williams and Bobby McFerrin, and transporting them to warp level.

EVERYONE can get a free download of Car Seat at Keller William’s website here.
You can buy the album at his store here (he has a lot of great specials going on right now), or from Amazon here – Kids.



5 Ways to Create Personalized Holiday Cards October 12, 2010

Filed under: Deals — frugallygreenmom @ 10:56 pm
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It’s that time of year again.  The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to order personalized holiday cards!  These days personalized cards aren’t very expensive, so they are a great way to connect with your friends and family during the holiday season.

Whenever we send out personalized cards we always get tons of compliments on them, and I still have many of the cards that were sent to me!  These cards will hold special meaning to the recipients long after the holidays are over.

We’ll be getting photos done this weekend, and they will most likely end up on our Christmas cards this year.  My family is spread out all over the United States, so we all enjoy using this time to send photo cards to one another.

Here are 5 ways to make your cards great:

  1. Get professional photos done.  Be sure that you have a release that will let you use them on the photo sites.  We always like to get our photos done in October.  Around here the rates for photographers are lower, and the weather is perfect for picture taking.
  2. Include unique family quotes.  Cards are a great place to put the cute things your daughter or son is always saying!
  3. Think outside of the box.  Holiday cards don’t have to focus on the holidays – dress in your favorite team’s colors, pick photos from your annual vacation, or something else that is meaningful to your family.
  4. Tell a story.  Did something interesting happen to your family this year?  Personalized holiday cards are a great way to let everyone know!  The year our daughter was born, our holiday cards also served as birth announcements.
  5. Involve your children.  Many cards have room for several photos on them, so let one of those be all about the children.  Let them make funny faces, strike silly poses, and just be kids!  Who knows, you may end up using this as your main photo!

Purple Trail is currently offering free shipping on all of their personalized holiday cards.  They have a large selection of cards to choose from, and if you are feeling especially creative you can even use their Design Center to create your own design.  With postcards, flat cards, and folded cards there really is something for everyone. 

Do you make personalized cards each year?   What is your tip for making them special?


** I am participating in a giveaway for and it makes me eligible for a PurpleTrail gift code. Here is a link to the contest information page



Get a $5 Instant Credit for Jasmere! October 11, 2010

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All you have to do is complete a quick (less than one minute) survey.

If you haven’t heard of Jasmere, you need to check it out!  Each weekday, they offer discounted vouchers to one great store.   The more people who sign up for a voucher, the more the price drops, leading to some amazing deals!  So how to get a $5 voucher to help you try them out?  First go here and sign up.  Then, click this link, complete the survey, and you’ll get a code good for $5 off any voucher from now through the end of October.

I’ve personally bought several things from their site.  Not only have I discovered some great new merchants, I haven’t been disappointed in a single item yet!

This is from their site:

Jasmere seeks out lesser-known specialty retailers that deserve national attention. Our team of New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC- based shopaholics personally tests every product we feature, using jasmere’s negotiating power to offer you an exclusive discount. But don’t let the low prices fool you. Every merchant we feature on jasmere meets our highest standards of quality. You may not have heard of these websites, but you can be sure their products and services are the best around. We guarantee it.