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Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to EnviroKlenz odor & chemical elimination products {4 winners!}

(Note: This post and giveaway were sponsored by EnviroKlenz. Read our disclosure policy here.)

Enter to win a coupon for $50 off EnviroKlenz odor & chemical elimination products {4 winners!}

Are you concerned about foul odors or possible harmful pollutants inside your home? Do you have kids who struggle with allergies and asthma?

If so, you might want to check out EnviroKlenz — a company that uses advanced technology and environmental sensitivity trigger elimination to help destroy a broad spectrum of toxic chemicals, fragrances, tobacco smoke, and pesticides in your home.

EnviroKlenz carries a variety of products meant to remove odors and neutralize chemicals in your home — including laundry products, surface cleaners, and air quality products. All of their products are guaranteed safe, non-toxic, fragrance free, and environmentally friendly.

Their Mobile Air System is their most popular product, with the following features:

  • Removes and neutralizes chemical odors, fragrances, VOCs, particulats, and allergens all at once from the air inside your home.
  • Patented technology uses natural earth minerals to neutralize chemicals, pollutants and fragrances while the HEPA filter removes harmful dust, particulates, allergens, pet dander and more with 99.99% efficiency.
  • The system is portable so it can easily be moved around your home and office, bringing relief where you need it most.
  • The EnviroKlenz cartridge is superior to standard carbon filters. Carbon filters are great at absorbing chemicals, but once it is filled to capacity it will begin releasing the chemicals back into the environment. EnviroKlenz not only absorbs, but also neutralizes chemicals and odors on impact.

Even at the sale price of $649.99, this is a very expensive product. However, if the environmental condition inside your home is something you prioritize and you’re considering the investment into this product, you can currently get 20% off your purchase of the Mobile Air Unit with coupon code MSM20 at checkout!

Also, as a MoneySavingMom reader, you’ll get a bonus three FREE air filters with your Mobile Air Unit. That will last you for an entire year! (These will automatically be added to your order after you purchase the unit through this link.)

They also carry several other laundry and surface cleaning products that have the following features:

  • Highly effective chemical neutralization is achieved without the concern of releasing harsh chemicals into the environment.
  • The EnviroKlenz Technology adsorbs and eliminates toxic and noxious chemicals with a combination of both physical and chemisorption mechanisms. Chemical elimination is achieved while retaining the safety characteristics of the basic earth minerals
  • Not only are EnviroKlenz products completely non-toxic and safe to be used around children and pets, but they also effectively neutralize existing chemicals and cleaners in your home.
  • The Laundry Additive works to remove body odors, fragrances, and other chemicals in the clothing without the use of toxic chemicals or masking agents.

If you’re interested in any of these products, you can use coupon code MSM20 to get 20% off your entire purchase of EnviroKlenz products right now!

Want to win a $50 gift certificate toward EnviroKlenz products?

The folks over at EnviroKlenz are giving away four $50 gift certificates to four MSM readers! This will allow you to get multiple products for FREE!

To enter the giveaway, just comment on this post telling us which EnviroKlenz products you’re most interested in trying! We will randomly pick four winners from all of the comments to each win a $50 gift certificate.

This giveaway is now closed.

Motivate your kids to do chores with the Homey app + enter to win a FREE unlimited annual subscription!

(Note: This post and giveaway were sponsored by Homey. Read our disclosure policy here.)

I believe that one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is a strong work ethic.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when you are training and teaching and explaining and re-doing and inspecting their work over and over again when they are little.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when it takes 5 times as long for you to get anything done while they are working alongside you.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when they have bad attitudes and complain about having to work while their friends get to play.

I know it doesn’t feel like a gift when you are tired and worn out and it’d be so much easier and quicker for you to just do it yourself rather than having them help or do their chores.


But if you stick with it, someday they will be old enough to do all of the laundry for your family and you’ll just write it on their list and they will sort, wash, dry, fold, and put it away with zero help from you and with zero complaints from them because they just know it’s what is expected of them.

And (hopefully!) they’ll carry this same work ethic into the real world someday and it will take them far in life. Then, all those days, weeks, and months of effort and training will pay off in big dividends!

Mamas in the trenches: I know it’s tough. I know it feels like you aren’t making any headway and that your kids will never be old enough to do anything but make messes and need your help.

But the light is at the end of the tunnel… hang on and keep plodding forward. And you’ll have your own in-house laundry service before you know it! 😉

I’m so grateful that my parents taught me to work hard from a young age. Looking back, I realize how much doing chores as a child prepared me so well for being a wife, mom, and business owner!

That’s why I was excited when Homey asked me about doing a review of their new app that helps teach kids about money through completing chores and working toward goals.

I love that the Homey app not only encourages kids to develop a strong work ethic, but it teaches kids how money is earned, encourages long-term goal setting, instills real life financial skills, and connects the whole family with a fun approach to paid chores.

Here’s how the Homey app works:

1. Download the Homey app here for Android or iPhone. You can access its basic features for FREE, or you can opt to upgrade your account to premium for $3.99/month or $29.99 annually.

They even offer an unlimited feature for $6.99/month or $49.99 annually. {Scroll down to the bottom of this post for an opportunity to win a FREE year of the unlimited subscription!}

2. Set up your household and then a profile for each member within the app.

3. Decide on one device or multiple devices. If your kids are old enough to have their own mobile devices, you can have linked individual profiles on separate mobile devices. If your kids are younger, the individual profiles can all be shared on one family device. As the household creator, you also have the ability to set permissions and roles for each family member.

4. Set up chores for each child’s profile, and decide if the chores will be paid or unpaid. In our house, we have a system of paid chores and non-paid chores, so I LOVE this option!

:: You can choose to set a chore as a responsibility that is not paid to teach your child the importance of contributing to the family without getting paid.

:: If you choose to label a task as an extra paid chore, you’ll need to designate the amount of coins each chore is worth. Coins earned can be traded in for specified rewards within the app.

5. Set rewards for each child’s profile. Depending on your household system, there are options to set up a weekly allowance for chores, wishlist items (toys, screen time, etc.), or extra money.

Regardless, each reward requires a specified amount of coins that teaches children how to save up what they’ve earned from their hard work. Kids can even set up their own wishlists to practice setting long term goals for themselves.

6. Connect your children’s checking or savings bank accounts with the app, if so desired. Homey allows you to transfer the allowance or extra money earned directly to your child’s bank account.

I love this, because I think it’s SO important to teach kids real life financial skills at an early age, and I’d rather them make $3 mistakes now when they are little to hopefully prevent some $3,000 and $30,000 mistakes down the road.

7. Kids start doing chores, working towards their goals, and getting rewarded for their hard work through the Homey app! Each time a task is finished, they just take a photo of their progress or completion so that you know what got done at a glance. It’s that simple!

Go here to get started with the Homey app.

Win a FREE unlimited annual subscription to the Homey app!

The folks over at Homey decided to give away one FREE unlimited annual subscription to a one MoneySavingMom reader ($49.99 value) this week!

Just comment on this post about why you’d love to try the Homey app for your family. I will randomly pick one winner from all of the comments to win the annual subscription.

(In the meantime, you can go ahead and download the FREE version of Homey to explore its features. If you’re a winner, they’ll upgrade your account to the unlimited subscription for free when the giveaway ends!)

This giveaway will run through end of day on June 8, 2017.

Other Resources on Chores for Children:

How do you encourage and motivate children to do chores in your home? I’d love to hear!

Enter to win a phone of your choice plus 6 months of service from Twigby!

(Note: This giveaway was sponsored by Twigby. Read our disclosure policy here.)

I’m so excited that I get to give away a FREE phone plus 6 free months of cell phone service to one reader!

There was such a great response to my completely honest review of Twigby last month, that the folks over at Twigby decided to do a giveaway for our readers!

In case you missed my completely honest review, Twigby is a company dedicated to providing fantastic phone service at great prices. If you are looking for a great deal on a phone — either for yourself or your child — I’d highly recommend checking out what Twigby has to offer.

What I love about Twigby:

  1. There is not a contract and there are no activation or termination fees. Unlike traditional cell phone companies, they give you the ability to create your own custom, prepaid plan — without a contract or an unnecessary activation fee.
  2. It’s affordable. When I visited the Twigby site for the first time, I was shocked at how affordable their plans were! Their basic phone plans start as low as $9 per month! They have a variety of plans, including those that offer unlimited texting and the option to include data. Check out their calculator here to see how much you could save by switching to Twigby.
  3. It’s flexible. My favorite part about their service (in addition to their great prices!) is that they offer plan flexibility with the ability to change plans or phones at any time for free.
  4. They offer free overage protection. You can rest easy in knowing that you will never be charged for overages without your go-ahead! You have complete control.
  5. They have a referral program. You can email your friends a special link and, if your friend signs up through your link, you’ll both automatically receive a $20 credit 45 days from your friend’s activation date! Read more about their referral program here.
  6. It’s super easy to get started. You don’t have to mess with going to a store and picking out a phone plan. You just go to their site, pick your phone plan and either switch your current phone over or get a new phone, and they get it all set up for you.
  7. They offer a variety of phones to choose from. You can choose a phone as basic as a flip phone or get something as fancy as an iPhone 5S or SE. Go here to check out all of their phone options.
  8. Coverage is good. We got to try out the Twigby phone service for two months and were very impressed with how great the coverage was. We never had one time that we had any issues with the coverage. Twigby customers use not one, but two of the nation’s largest nationwide networks!

Win a phone of your choice plus 6 months of free service from Twigby!!

One lucky MoneySavingMom.com reader will win a FREE phone of your choice and six months of FREE cell phone service (taxes and fees excluded).

Choose from any of their phones (including smartphone and iPhone options) and any data/minutes plan that best fits your needs.

Go here to enter this giveaway for your chance to win.

Winner will be selected in a random drawing from all entries received at the link above on or before June 15, 2017. Comments left directly on this post do not count as entries.

Save on Pura D’or thickening hair care products + a hair care giveaway!

(Note: This post was sponsored by 2-Minute Club. Read our disclosure policy here.)

If you struggle with thin and weak hair, Pura D’or might be a great product to try! Pura D’or shampoo and conditioner helps thicken, strengthen, and energize your hair from root to tip — which helps reduce hair thinning due to breakage.

There are so many factors that can contribute to thinning hair, including hormones, stress, diet, and even lower quality hair care products. Pura D’or aims to combat that in a natural, chemical-free way to bring life and volume back to your hair.

This best selling shampoo has a huge following and over 13,000 raving reviews of just how great this stuff works!

Highlights of this shampoo/conditioner set:

  • Blend of 17 key active ingredients help reduce hair loss due to breakage
  • Helps regenerate & revitalize follicles
  • Vitamin Infused
  • Revives damaged and distressed hair, leaving it healthier looking and smoother
  • Supports healthy scalp, regenerates hair, and revitalizes follicles
  • Adds body, increases volume, and thickens hair

Pura D’or is great for:

  • Thinning hair
  • Hair loss due to breakage
  • Frizzy hair
  • Distressed hair
  • Less hair in the drain due to breakage
  • Damaged and chemically treated, colored hair

I’ve enjoyed getting to try out Pura D’or and have been using it for the past 5-6 weeks and really like it.

I don’t struggle with thin or weak hair as I was blessed with my mom’s very thick hair. Changing my diet has made my hair even healthier. However, I do struggle with frizz and I do get my hair colored regularly and I blow dry it at least once a week.

Coloring your hair (even at a more natural salon) and blow-drying it (even once a week) can damage your hair over time. So I love using this shampoo and conditioner knowing that it is made with natural, organic, plant-based ingredients that will help to strengthen my hair and keep it healthy and smoother.

One thing I’ve noticed since I’ve started using Pura D’or  is that a little bit goes a very long way, so you only need to use a tiny amount when you wash your hair for it to get really clean and look really healthy.

It’s more expensive than typical shampoo you might buy at the grocery store, drug store, or big box store, but it lasts a lot, lot longer. In fact, one bottle should last for months and months — especially if you’re like me and only wash your hair every 5-6 days!

Save on Pura D’or hair care!

You already save 33% with membership pricing when you order through the 2-Minute Club, but on top of that, 2-Minute Club is offering MoneySavingMom.com readers an exclusive savings offer!

The first 100 people to use code MONEYSAVING at checkout will receive $20 off + free shipping on their first order of Pura D’Or shampoo and conditioner.

Just go here to get started and use your coupon code.

Win a bundle of Pura D’or products!

In addition to the savings offer, the folks over at 2-Minute Club are also giving away a Pura D’or hair care products bundle to one lucky MoneySavingMom.com reader! The bundle includes the pro organic shampoo and conditioner set plus argan oil!

Use the form below to enter the giveaway.

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Save on Nexxus Hair Care at Walmart + enter to win a $100 Walmart gift card!

{This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper Opinions. The giveaway portion is sponsored and provided by MoneySavingMom.com. Read my disclosure policy here.}

Is this season making your hair feel dry and lifeless lately? Nexxus has a goal to take the complexity out of getting beautiful hair by providing a step by step process that is based on simple science.

Nexxus believes that the key to gorgeous hair is not what you put on your hair, but rather what you put IN your hair. Their Nexxus Therappe and Humectress regimen helps replenish hair hydration and lock in moisture from within for 24 hours. Each product has a caviar and protein complex extracted from nature and perfected by science — which helps restore and maintain vital moisture in your hair.

And right now Walmart is offering some great savings on Nexxus hair care products! The 33-ounce bottles are on rollback by $2, which makes the shampoo $16.97 and the conditioner $25.97. On top of that, you can earn a $3 Ibotta rebate on any size bottle through the end of the month.

When you combine these savings, you’re scoring a rare discount on Nexxus products!

Would you like to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card?

I have a $100 Walmart gift card to give away! To enter to win, head over to this post on our Facebook Page and leave a comment sharing why you’d like to try Nexxus Hair Care. I’ll choose a winner from the comments to win a $100 Walmart gift card!

How an Internet Friendship Changed My Life

(Note: This post is sponsored by B&H Publishing Group. Read our disclosure policy here.)

Lisa-Jo and I met online soon after I began blogging (maybe in 2008 0r 2009?). We had mutual friends, we read some of the same blogs, and we started to get to know one another a little bit from the internet.

We met briefly in person at the Relevant Conference in 2010. Little did I know at the time that this was a woman who was going to profoundly impact my life.

I actually arrived at that conference wounded and hurting from a recent internet friendship break-up. I remember distinctly feeling so jaded by internet friendships that I told myself, “I will never be close friends with another blogger again.”

So, I wanted to put up pretty strong walls at that conference just to be safe. But there was such warmth and authenticity and kindness oozing from the women at this conference that I just couldn’t keep those walls there for long!

Lisa-Jo was one such woman who I almost instantly fell in love with. She was honest and funny, but most of all, when you were talking with her, you could tell that she really, really, really cared about you and your soul.

Over the next few years, we saw each other at multiple conferences and got to know one another a little better. And each time, I fell more in love with her. I was still leery of internet friendships, but I couldn’t get enough of her warm personality, so more and more, I let my thick walls down and let myself begin trusting her.

In 2013, Lisa-Jo asked me to read a pre-release copy of her new book, Surprised By Motherhood. Now you have to know this: I get asked to read pre-release copies of books a lot. I usually say no because, well, you know there are things like laundry and dishes and kids to care for… and if I said yes to every request, I’d probably never get a chance to sleep! 🙂

But I said yes to Lisa-Jo because she’d been such a cheerleader of me and I was excited about the opportunity to support her. Little did I dream what God had in store for the future through that pre-release copy of her book!

I loved Surprised By Motherhood so very much that I wrote her and — uncharacteristically — asked her if there was any way I could help her promote it. I look back and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was God who prompted me to ask that!

Well, the email she sent back just blew me away. She shared with me about this huge vision she has to impact the culture in South Africa — where she grew up, where three of her siblings are adopted from, and where her parents still live and minister.

As she shared about this massive dream she had to encourage women around the globe to come together to change a community of kids in South Africa, I knew I had to tell my readers about it.

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Lisa-Jo didn’t know I was going to blog about it. We hadn’t talked ahead of time about the best strategy or post time or anything like that.

She just put her post up, I followed up with a post encouraging you all to Fall in Love With the World Next Door, and then dozens upon dozens of our readers and blog friends shared those posts with their friends.

We were absolutely humbled and stunned and overwhelmed by the donations and emails that came in — from all over the world. Hundreds of you gave.

It was one of the most beautiful Valentine’s Days I’ve ever celebrated. Because of your giving hearts, a community center, veggie garden, and playground was funded for the Maubane community in South Africa.

It still gives me goosebumps to think about.

But I had this nagging feeling that this wasn’t the end of the road for my involvement in South Africa. My heart kept feeling a pull that we were supposed to do something more.

I didn’t know what that more looked like, but I just felt like we weren’t done there yet. Lisa-Jo felt the same way.

And then one day, she asked me, “Would you like to GO with me to South Africa?”

Even though it scared me so much, even though I’d never really traveled outside the US before, even though I have a huge fear of the unknown, and even though it meant an 18-hour plane ride there and back, I said yes!

 

As my long-time readers well know, that trip changed my life.

I went to South Africa with Lisa-Jo to investigate the work there. I thought I was going so that I could see the playground, the water point, and the community garden that our blogs had fundraised for.

I had no idea that I was going to fall madly in love with this country and come back home with a longterm dream and vision of how our business and family could come alongside and support the work of Take Action Ministry.

But that’s what happened. And it was pretty overwhelming and exciting all at once.

When I got back home, I proposed to Jesse that we would fund the operational expenses of the ministry out of our personal budget.

Even though he hadn’t traveled to South Africa with me (yet!), even though he hadn’t met the wonderful folks from Take Action Ministry (yet!), and even though he hadn’t experienced any of the amazing experiences I had or seen anything firsthand, he didn’t bat an eye.

He did the math, rearranged our budget, and said, “I’m all in!”

Jesse has supported me in this crazy dream that God has given me ever since then. However, this is no longer just my dream and my thing. South Africa has become our family’s calling

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Getting to go with my family and having Jesse and the kids fall in love, too, was one of the greatest experiences of my life. My friends in South Africa became their friends. My love for South Africa became their love. My strong and burning passion to make a difference in this country became their passion, too.

We’ve gotten to help build buildings and classrooms there, come alongside and encourage and support the locals, see amazing progress and change in the different Centres there in just a short few years, be a part of helping hundreds of kids have food and care and education every single day, and even take a group of readers to South Africa with us and have them fall in love with the country and the work there, too.

None of this would have happened if it weren’t for what started as an internet friendship with a woman named Lisa-Jo.

Lisa-Jo has shown me through her life what guilt-free, authentic relationship looks like. She’s walked it out as my friend.

And she’s the absolute perfect person to have written the brand-new book, Never Unfriended. This book is packed with encouragement and much-needed advice and encouragement for building and keeping lasting relationships with other women.

Deep, authentic relationships with other women is not something that is just reserved for a few, special, extroverted people. It’s something we all can experience.

And as someone who has struggled to build relationships, who has made many mistakes, and who has been hurt and burned in the past by other women, I can tell you that — for most of us — it takes work. It won’t just happen.

It takes being willing to step out of our comfort zones, show up, and not try to pretend we have it all together. It takes being uncomfortable, being honest, and being forgiving.

But it is so very, very worth it!

If you’ve struggled to develop meaningful relationships, if you’ve wished you could go deeper in your current relationships, if you’ve ever wondered whether authentic friendship was even possible, if you’ve felt lonely and left out, if you’ve been hurt or wounded in the past, Never Unfriended is for you.

Not sure if the book is for you? Get a sampler of the book that allows you to read the first two chapters for FREE. Just go here, enter you name and e-mail address, and the PDF of the sampler will be e-mailed to you!

Want to win a copy of the book + a $50 DaySpring gift card for you and a friend??

I’m excited because two MoneySavingMom.com readers will each receive a FREE copy of the Never Unfriended book and a $50 DaySpring gift card, plus an extra prize pack to give to a friend!

Use the form below to enter the giveaway.

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