DIY: How to Plant a Succulent Garden Video Tutorial

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Jamie here! Kasey did this great little tutorial below a couple years back for how to plant a succulent garden – and I totally had to go watch it this week since I decided I wanted to decorate with succulents this Spring.  She gives some great tips – looks like I need to go out and get the right pot fillers before I transplant my little guys to a bigger container :)  

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Win It Wednesday | Sweeps & Giveaways Roundup!

There are several sweepstakes going on right now with some pretty great prizes, including cruises, getaways, food and cash cards.  You can’t win if you don’t enter!

  • Enter the Hertz Father’s Day sweeps for a chance to win some time away. 
  • Two winners will receive a Hertz Father’s Day Away which includes an adventure tailored to his interests and personality!



  • One grand prize winner will receive a Queen Sleep Number® p5 bed set including mattress with SleepIQ® technology and modular base (ARV of prize: $2,779.96 including COMFORT SERVICE (SM) Home Delivery and Setup).


  • Enter the Starbucks Brew Your Own Summer Giveaway to win prizes
  • Grand Prize of a Starbucks Food Summer Essentials Prize Pack, Entertainment Summer Essentials Prize Pack AND Style Summer Essentials Prize Pack ($480 value!). Plus,50 first prize winners who each win their choice of a Food, Entertainment or Style Summer Essentials Prize Pack ($160 value).



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Barissimo Premium Coffee at ALDI and a Giveaway!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALDI. All opinions are my own. You can read my full disclosure here.

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Since many of you are fans of premium coffee, I wanted to let you know about ALDI’s new premium coffee line. Recently, ALDI rolled out their new Barissimo premium coffee. A number of Beaumont Coffee products will transition to the new Barissimo brand in early 2015 but the product taste and pricing remain the same. The line features nine bagged and single serve coffee items, along with additional seasonal and Special Buy items that will be available for a limited time.

From the looks of this picture, the new Barissimo brand is very popular at my local ALDI.

The following items are now sold under the Barissimo brand: 
  • Ready-to-drink Iced Coffees (French Vanilla, Mocha and Coffee) – $1.19
  • Whole Bean Coffee (Morning Roast and Donut Store) – $3.99
  • Fair Trade Coffee (Medium and Dark Roast) – $3.99
  • Donut Store Ground Coffee – $3.99
  • 12 oz. Bag Coffee (Breakfast Blend, House Blend, and French Roast) – $3.99
  • Assorted Flavored Coffee (French Vanilla and Hazelnut) – $4.99
  • Flavored Coffee Cups (French Vanilla and Hazelnut) – $4.79
  • Regular Roast Coffee Cups (Breakfast and Donut) – $4.79
  • Specialty Roast Coffee Cups (Fair Trade Colombian and Dark Roast) – $4.79
Prices based on retails on 1/7/2015. Prices subject to change and may vary by store location. Click here to find an ALDI store closest to you! 

ENTER TO WIN a three-month’s supply of Barissimo coffee and a $25 ALDI gift certificate. 

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Enter to Win a 5 Day RV Get-Away!


I am super excited to announce that I’ll be going on an RV trip at the end of April with my family and a group of other bloggers! My family is so excited! I’ll be blogging about my trip and telling you all about it. It will be an incredible experience. We are starting out in Indiana and will be stopping along the way at The Mall of America, Jellystone National Park, and MT Rushmore to name a few. I’ve never been on an RV trip before, I think it will be a great hands on learning experience for my kids.

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[Read more...] Spring Fashion Giveaway & Double Cash Back!!

I was compensated by Ebates to work on this campaign, however as always opinions and text are my own. Visit my full disclosure policy here.
I don’t know about you, but with a change in season I am ready to go shopping for new Spring clothes. Since I homeschool my kids and run two businesses at home it’s not always easy for us to make it out to the stores. Personally, I prefer to shop online. Not only is it stress free, but I can also rack up extra savings by shopping online through And, has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway exclusively for Time 2 $ave readers!! Before I give you details – let’s review what Ebates is and how it helps you earn money.

By going through Ebates on your way to an online merchant – your purchase is tracked and you earn a percentage back in cash!  Who doesn’t like to get cash back from something they already intended to buy? This percentage  back is on top of sales and coupon codes!


It really is easy to join free. I recently received a check back for right at $15 for online purchases that I made last year at Old Navy.



First, sign up for an Ebates account. Then, you’ll get your $10 Giftcard as soon as you’ve made a $25 purchase by going through Ebates. In addition to the regular cash back amount, right now many stores have doubled their cash back for the Spring Fashion Sale. The Double Cash Back runs April 8 – 21.

Spring Fashion Sale Stores and Double Cash Back

  • EXPRESS – Plus 5.0% Cash Back
  • American Eagle – Plus 4.0% Cash Back
  • Neiman Marcus – Plus 8.0% Cash Back
  • Rodale’s – Plus 10.0% Cash Back
  • Nordstrom – Plus 6.0% Cash Back
  • Fossil – Plus 10.0% Cash Back
  • – Plus 40.0% Cash Back
  • The Limited – Plus 3.0% Cash Back
  • Saks Off 5th – Plus 6.0% Cash Back
  • Lucky Brand – Plus 5.0% Cash Back
  • Neiman Marcus Last Call – Plus 5.0% Cash Back
  • eBags – Plus 12.0% Cash Back
  • Ulta – Plus 8.0% Cash Back

Now, for the awesome giveaway!! Ebates is giving away $100 in Ebates credits to (2) Time 2 $ave readers to use towards their Spring Wardrobe!! Follow the instructions below to enter!!

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Giveaway: Win a $20 UGO Giftcard!


Jamie here!  One way I keep myself from getting burnt out on couponing is to shake things up a little.  When I don’t have time to get coupons together – I often stop in my local UGO for good deals.  United Grocery Outlet (or UGO) is a discount grocery chain that offers bargain prices on everything from yogurt, bread and produce to name brand cereals, snacks and frozen entrees.   They don’t accept coupons – but you can get some great deals there!

Enter to Win a $20 Giftcard at the end of this post!

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are just some of the things I spotted at my store this week with prices. 

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UGO carries many name brand, gluten-free, and organic items that are usually pricey.  Here are a few I found this week:

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Wilderness at the Smokies Review {Giveaway ended}

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, Wilderness at the Smokies provided my family a complimentary stay at Wilderness at the Smokies Resort to facilitate my review. As always all text and opinions are my own.

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This was our first trip to Wilderness at the Smokies, Tennessee’s Largest Waterpark Resort and Family Adventure Center. Although we had driven by it many times on our way into Pigeon Forge, and our kids had oohhhed and ahhed over the giant red and white striped waterslide they could see from the road – it was our first experience.  My son turned seven earlier this month, it was the perfect birthday surprise. We didn’t tell the kids we were going until the morning we left. They were beside themselves with excitement. Amazing how fast kids can move when they really want to go somewhere! [Read more...]