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. 

Popular Name Brands


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...]

The Picture Smart Bible Review & Giveaway!


A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine posted the following update on Facebook – “Random information to my mom friends of school age children. (not just homeschoolers…this would be great for anyone!) We are really, really enjoying The Picture Smart Bible curriculum. It teaches an overview of each book of the Bible. My kids are able to retain a lot of information because they are drawing/coloring something to remind them of each event/person. They BEG to do it each day and don’t want to stop when we are done!”  Immediately I googled, The Picture Smart Bible and emailed Dan Peters, who created the curriculum and asked if he would be interested in Time 2 $ave hosting a review and giveaway. He immediately responded with a “Yes, we are blessed that so many are seeing this as God’s tool for a picture generation and want to help in “getting the word out.” [Read more...]

DIY: How to Plant a Succulent Garden Video Tutorial + a $100 Home Depot Giveaway!

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Recently, I partnered with Home Depot to co-host a Pinterest Inspired Do-It-Herself Workshop all about Succulent Container Gardens. The big event was last Thursday, we had a crowd y’all, it was so much fun. Thanks to everyone that came out, it was so great to meet you in person. Although I have always loved vegetable gardening this was my first Succulent Garden lesson. Basically, Succulents are very hardy plants that require very little upkeep and minimal watering. Yes, my kind of plant! There are many different varieties with the most popular being cacti and aloe plants. During the workshop we learned step-by-step how to plant a Succulent Garden I couldn’t wait to plant my own.

succulent workshop

Here are just a couple of pics from the Do-It-Herself Workshop.  Home Depot even gave away a gas grill and the containers we made during the workshop!  The store manager presented me with a hand painted Home Depot apron.  It was such a kind gesture, and the apron was painted beautifully.


My kids had baseball and softball games all weekend, so we didn’t make it to Home Depot to pick up our supplies until Sunday afternoon. It was raining like crazy, and I don’t mean just a little bit.  There were flood watches everywhere, first time I’ve ever picked out planters in the garden department under an umbrella.  Otherwise, I was planning on filming what I was buying but we were a wet mess.

Favorite succulents

The kids helped me pick out their favorite Succulents, after looking at every single plant several times over (no exaggeration y’all it took forever). Love these sweet little hands.  If it would have been up to them, we would have bought every single one!

Succulent Supplies

Below I have included a list of supplies you’ll need to create a Succulent Garden.  We bought a beautiful large blue planter to use as a centerpiece on the table on our screened in porch.  Then, a smaller planter for the kids bathroom.

You’ll need:

Don’t forget to check out my Pinterest board of Succulent Gardens for additional inspiration.


Here is a step-by-step You Tube Video I filmed to help you create your own Succulent Garden. We’ve also got (1)$100 Home Depot gift card to give away to one Time 2 $ave reader!!  Follow directions below to enter.

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Disclosure: The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me for their Twitter Party and DIH Workshop program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.