Earn Gift Cards Faster with Swagbucks This May!

 

The May flowers are here, and Swagbucks has brought a $5 bonus! Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $5 bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 6/1/17. You’ll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* you’ll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you’ll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but you’ll get SB points for every dollar you spend (on top of the bonus)!

That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I’ve earned hundreds of dollars in gift cards since I have started. I use them for family nights out at the movies or to purchase gifts on Amazon.

*You must receive your shopping SB before July 1st

 

 

Keeping A Long Distance Marriage Alive

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Keeping a Long Distance Marriage Alive

My husband is a truck driver and he is gone through the week. Usually that means that I will see him for his required time off and then he is back on the road again.

A part of me sometimes is jealous of those that have spouses that are home at night and they are able to see each other every day. We haven’t had that in almost a decade and we have been together for 17 years, so this has been a way of life for us for a long time. We have learned ways to keep our relationship going strong.

Before he became a truck driver, my husband worked out of town. And I use to feel a pain of jealousy for those that could see him daily. It was silly to feel jealous but it happens when you don’t see them daily. These people saw him often and I only got to see him on weekends, so it was hard. It is one of the reasons why we changed how we did things, and learned to make the most out of the moments that we had together.

Here are ways for keeping a long distance marriage alive. I call it a long distance marriage even though he does come home at the end of the week because he is gone more than he is home.

 

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Treat Yourself Mothers Day Giveaway

Welcome to MamatheFox’s Treat Yourself Mothers Day Giveaway

Treat Yourself Mothers Day Giveaway

This giveaway is loaded with some amazing prizes that any mother or grandmother would love to receive. Be sure to check out MamatheFox’s Mothers Day Must Haves for some gift ideas this Mothers Day. This giveaway runs 5/5 – 5/19. The winner will be emailed on 5/20. Come back daily to increase your chances of winning!

Enter to win the GRAND PRIZE consisting of:

(1) Plume All Natural Eyelash Enhancing Serum ($95)

(1) Yorba Organics Family Hessian Gift Bag ($40)

(1) Necklace from Danique Jewelry ($65+ value)

(1) Good Genes sample with a Tidal sample by Sunday Riley ($57 value)

This giveaway is open to US addresses only. Winner has 24 hours to respond to claim their prize.

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MamatheFox

Sponsored by

Yorba, The Plume, Danique Jewelry and Sunday Riley

Co-Hosted by

The Homespun Chics, Michigan Savings and More, Mom to Grandma, Mommy and Love, Love, Mrs Mommy, Southern Honeysuckle and Basically Speaking

 

 

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

 

How To Save Money When Doing Laundry

save money when doing laundry

Laundry is a chore that all of us have to do and not everyone loves to do it. It can add up in costs when it comes to electricity and water. Plus lets not forget the price of laundry detergent and bounce sheets.

Here are some great tips on how you can save money when doing laundry.

Tip #1

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Being Prepared for Emergencies

 

Being Prepared for Emergencies

It doesn’t matter if it is summer or winter, with the chance of your electricity going out. You need to have a kit for yourself and your family just in case.

All you need to do is have a tote with a lid to store some items in there to protect them and keep them located where you can get to them if you need them.

I remember a friend in Florida telling me that she kept 3 totes of stuff handy for hurricane weather. One tote was emergency clothes and their ID and any important papers. The other tote was food and water and the last tote was for their dogs. They often left the area before a hurricane came in, so they were prepared because they needed to travel. I think it is a great idea.

 

Here are some items you could use for your Emergency Kit:

  • bottle water – For drinking or cooking if you can’t use the water in your home.
  • Food that won’t spoil – canned food, energy bars, packaged foods and pet food if you have pets.
  • A manual can opener
  • First Aid Kit
  • Battery operated or wind up flashlight. We have a wind up one and it comes in handy.
  • Candles, matches and lighters.
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Hand sanitizer

 

We went through three days of our power being out in the middle of summer because was a tornado a town over that destroyed the hydro towers.

We started using our barbecue like we were camping. I even made my morning cup of tea on it. Three days was a long time to go without electricity for us. It was also hot out so at night our house was like an oven.

If you are at home and there are no real dangers other than being stuck without power, get out the board games or books and relax.

 

Being Prepared for Emergencies

We were lucky that we didn’t have to leave our home but if the area you are in isn’t safe, here are some extra things you should take with you if you have time to take them.

Here are some other additional items you may need:

  • A portable stove
  • sleeping blankets
  • toiletries (don’t forget toilet paper)
  • Paper plates, plastic cutlery, garbage bags
  • pots for portable stove
  • a pair or two of clean clothes for each member
  • leashes for animals
  • Any important papers
  • Your identification

 

What ways do you keep yourself prepare in case of an emergency?

 

May The 4th Be With You

 

 

 

May the 4th be with you if you are a Star Wars fan. Even if you aren’t a Star Wars fan, you will love the recipes listed below for  you and your family to enjoy. There is also a link for printable Star Wars stickers for your planner.

Feel free to pin these so you can find them later.

 

Galaxy Brownies – The Monday Box

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