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48-Hour Giveaway: Thirty-One Gifts Wallet and Zip Top Utility Tote (3 Winners)


You all are going to be happy because I’ve got another Thirty-One Gifts giveaway for you today! The last few giveaways I’ve done from Thirty-One Gifts have been some of my most popular giveaways ever, so I’m excited to bring you yet another one, this time courtesy of Kirstin Tracy.

If you’re not familiar with Thirty-One Gifts, they are a company that offers durable and adorable bags and totes in a variety of styles and kinds. They can all be personalized, too.

Thirty-One Gifts Giveaway

Thirty-One Gifts Giveaway

Thirty-One Gifts Giveaway

We’ve loved so many of the Thirty-One gifts products over the years. In fact, a few of them are ones I use every single day!

I was excited because Kirstin sent me the two products this month that she’s giving away to three readers: the Thirty-One Gifts Wallet and Zip Top Utility Tote! Both of these are so practical — and would make great Christmas gifts!

TheThirty-One Gifts Wallet seems very high-quality and durable and I love how it’s laid out. It makes me feel all organized just looking at it!

And I’m really thrilled with the Zip Top Utility Tote. I pack a lunch every single day, including a gallon of water (yes, for real!), and snacks, so this is the perfect size for that. It will also come in handy for when we bring a picnic or food to other events as a family.


Thirty-One Gifts is offering a November customer special! For every $35 you spend, you can get either their best selling Zip Top Organizing Utility Tote for only $10 or their Zipper Pouch for only $5. You can watch a video here that highlights the products included in the November special.

In addition to that, Kirstin with Thirty-One Gifts is offering a special 10% discount on your entire purchase — exclusively just for readers! Here’s how to get the discount:

  1. Click here to shop through this link.
  2. Click on “My Parties” in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Then click on “Shop Now” next to the MSM giveaway event.
  4. The 10% discount will be taken off after the order goes through.


Want to Keep in the Loop About Specials or Get a Free Catalog?

Be sure to join Kirstin’s Facebook Group to find out about monthly products specials and more from Thirty-One Gifts.

Plus, you’ll want to fill out Kirstin’s 2-question survey in order to join her monthly newsletter or receive a catalog.

Also, if you are interested, fill out this form to find out more information about hosting your own online party or joining Kirstin’s team so you can earn money selling Thirty-One products.


Would you like to win a Thirty-One Gifts Wallet and Zip Top Utility Tote? Just click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address for your chance to win.

The Zip Top Totes are great for organizing anything and everything! And the Benjamin’s wallet is their #1 best selling wallet. It has room for all your cards, checkbook, & phone.

This giveaway ends Sunday, November 13, at 11:59 PM, CST.

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A Simple Outfit Idea for Fall (+ have you tried the new Dry Spray deodorants?)

My Favorite Fall Tunic

Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper.

I LOVE Fall — not only because of the beautiful leaves on the trees, the cooler weather, and all things pumpkin, but also because it means it’s leggings, boots, and scarves weather!

After making the move from Kansas to Tennessee two years ago, I have to say that I’m still not used to it being so warm in October and November (hello, it was a high of 83 degrees today!)

Part of me loves that I don’t have to get all bundled up in a coat and gloves and ear muffs to go outside, but I’ve struggled to figure out how to pull off cute fall-like looks that I don’t end up sweating in because I’m too warm in the middle of the day!

My Favorite Fall Tunic
I bought this tunic recently and absolutely love it. It comes in five different colors and is a perfect fall transition top.

I love how it fits me. It’s flow-y and figure flattering without being all baggy or drape-y.

(Though Silas did proceed to tell me the first time I wore it, “You look like you’ve gained some weight, Mom!” Oh the joys of living with little people who say whatever they think!! :))

My Favorite Fall Tunic
I can wear it dressed up with the boots I got last weekend, black leggings, and a statement necklace. I think this is a more sophisticated look.

(Pardon the pony tail that doesn’t really exude sophistication! I was running short on time the day I took these photos, so a pony tail just had to do!)

My Favorite Fall Tunic

I can easily change up the look of the tunic by wearing a knit infinity scarf and riding boots. This is a bit more of a casual look and it’s very comfortable while also still being cute!

My Favorite Fall Tunic

You could also change things up with a belt or a vest, too. What would YOU pair this tunic with? I’d love to hear!

My Favorite Fall Tunic

I especially love this tunic, because it’s lightweight enough that it keeps you warm on chilly mornings and evenings, but isn’t too thick so that you end up hot and sweaty halfway through the day.

If you struggle with sometimes finding that you’ve worn the wrong outfit on an unseasonably warm fall day, CVS wants to help you keep the sweat away when you dress in one too many layers. They offer several different brands of Dry Spray Deodorants, which are known for going on instantly dry and keeping you fresh all day long.

My Favorite Fall Tunic

I have to say, I’ve never tried Dry Spray deodorants before, but I was really impressed with these. I especially love the Degree DrySpray Sheer Powder. It’s so easy to put on, you don’t have to worry about getting deodorant stains on your clothes, it smells great, and it keeps you feeling fresh all day long!

Plus, through November 5th, CVS is running a buy one, get one 50% off sale on select Dove, Degree, and AXE Dry Spray Deodorants! You’ll just need your Extra Care Card to get this deal.


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

I’ve got a $100 CVS gift card to give away! To enter to win, head over to this post on my Facebook Page and leave a comment sharing which dry spray deodorant you’d like to try. I’ll choose a winner from the comments to win a $100 CVS gift card!

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

My 3 Favorite Everyday Hair Styles (in 10 minutes or less!)

Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper.

So, you all know that I’ve said for a long time that I’m not much of a fashionista at all. However, this year, in an effort to not let myself live stifled by long-held mantras like, “I’m not a fashionista”, I’ve been challenging myself to try a lot of new things — like new clothes and styles and hair styles.

You know how I love quick and easy and simple. So when it comes to new hair styles, my biggest criteria is that it has to be something I can do in 10 minutes or less.

And I’m so excited to report that I’ve found a number of looks that I love that meet that “Must Take 10 Minutes or Less” criteria!


Today, I wanted to share three of these looks with you, in case you’re looking for some new hair inspiration:

1. A Side Braid

This is a simple way to dress up any hair style. You can do a regular braid or a Dutch Braid.

I like to wear my hair like this when I have some waves or curls leftover from the day before (if I curled my hair). I just pin it back with two bobby pins on the side.

You can also pull it back into a pony tail or back into a messy bun like I have it here and here.


2. A Classic Bun

I have fallen in love with this style. It’s so, so easy to do.

This works best on Day 3 or Day 4 hair. I use some dry shampoo to help give a little more texture and help it stay better (this is my favorite dry shampoo).

You can pull it straight back and up into a bun or do a side part and then a bun. I have both looks shown above.

I recommend using lots of bobby pins and hair spray (this is my favorite hair spray).

Want to see a video on how to do this look or want some great Messy Bun ideas? Watch this video here (I did Messy Bun #5 in the photos above).

My 3 Go-To Everyday Hair Looks

3. Straight & Sleek

I’m so excited that I’ve finally figured out how to get my hair really straight and sleek. And I love wearing my hair this way — and this is one of Jesse’s favorite ways for me to wear my hair! If you’re interested, I wrote a step-by-step tutorial on how I get my hair to look like this here.

Once I’ve straightened my hair, it only takes me a few minutes of running the straightener through my hair again every day over the next few days and it looks straight and sleek and stays all day long.


A Textured Look Hair Tutorial

Walgreens asked me if I’d try out a textured look with their tutorial and recommended products. I actually can’t remember the last time I’ve tried to do a textured look, so it was fun to experiment and try this out.

Here’s what I did to get the textured look above (with thanks to Walgreens for the tutorial):

  1. First, I washed and conditioned my hair with the TRESemmé® Moisture Rich Shampoo and Conditioner. I especially loved the shampoo — it left my hair feeling so soft and silky.
  2. Then, I towel-dried my hair and prepped my hair for styling by applying Nexxus® Diametress Lavish Body Gel Spray.My 3 Go-To Everyday Hair Looks
  3. I blow-dried my hair a little and then put it in a few loose braids and let it air dry overnight.
  4. In the morning, I took out the braids and tousled my hair with my hands and put some Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo on my roots to give it a little bit more texture. This was so easy to use and I really liked how this dry shampoo worked.
  5. Then, I sprayed Nexxus® Comb Thru Touchable Hold Finishing Mist, added a side braid and pinned it back, and then used the Nume Curling Wand to add some wave.

I was happy with the finished look. It’s definitely very different than how I usually wear my hair, but it was fun to try something new. Jesse wasn’t so sure when he first saw it, but he decided that it was growing on him. 🙂

When I went to record my Facebook Live this morning, people kept commenting on how amazing my hair looked. So even though I’m not sure that I love the look, a LOT of other people seemed to really, really like it.

Want some more hair inspiration? Walgreens put together the Get Your Style Fix tutorial page. There are five different hair styles to choose from: Curls, Volume, Texture, Smooth, and Shine. Each style has easy to follow step-by-step instructions, plus a video tutorial!

Wondering what products to use? Walgreens also has product recommendations for each look on that page.

Plus, right now Walgreens is helping you save on these hair styling products! Through October 29th, you’ll get 3,000 Balance Reward Points when you purchase 3 Nexxus®, TRESemmé®, Dove or Suave® products.


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

I have a $100 Walgreens gift cards to give away! To enter to win, head over to this post on my Facebook Page and leave a comment sharing what your fall style is going to be. I’ll choose a winner from the comments to win a $100 Walgreens gift card!

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

48-Hour Giveaway: Lily Jade Hands-Free Leather Diaper Bag (2 Winners)


When Meggan Wood’s first daughter was born, she found herself frustrated by the disposable, cartoon printed diaper bags that filled the shelves at her favorite retails stores. Determined to create a bag that women wanted to carry — one that stood the test of time and life changes — Meggan crafted a gorgeous leather tote that doubled on the sly as a diaper bag, thanks to a genius two-in-one removable, washable 12-pocket inner organizer.


Lily Jade now offers a variety of full grain leather handbags that can be worn cross-body, over the shoulder, or even as a backpack! Lily Jade uses quality leather that only gets nicer with age. This makes it a bag for a lifetime, and for all seasons of motherhood.

Right now, Lily Jade is offering all readers $15 off your first order when you sign up for the newsletter through this link.


Would you like to win your very own Lily Jade Hands-Free Leather Diaper Bag? Just click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address for your chance to win. This giveaway ends Friday, October 21, at 11:59pm, CST.

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Enter to win a one-year subscription to Rocksbox jewelry!


As I’ve mentioned, I recently have been trying out Rocksbox — a jewelry membership service dedicated to making your life easier and more stylish. Their goal is to make accessorizing with jewelry fun again.

As someone who likes to look nice and presentable, but who is by no means a fashionista, I wasn’t sure what I’d think of this service.

I’ve really ended up enjoying it — mostly because I hate shopping, so this made it incredibly convenient and easy to accessorize my outfits! I also loved that the stylist helped me know which pieces could be worn together, because truthfully I’m often wondering if I’m breaking “the jewelry rules” when I wear a bracelet, earring, and necklace combination that didn’t come packaged together. 😉

{Want to read more of my thoughts? Go here to read my completely honest experience with Rocksbox.}

My Completely Honest Review of Rocksbox

Here’s how to get started with Rocksbox:

1. Sign up for a Rocksbox account. (If you use coupon code moneysavingmomxoxo at checkout, you’ll get your first month entirely FREE!)

2. Answer a few questions about your likes and dislikes. For instance, I said that I mostly wear silver jewelry and don’t want them to send me rings (because I only wear two ever — my wedding ring and a 10-year anniversary ring).

3. Add pieces to your Wish List. This is a way for your stylist to get a better idea of your likes and dislikes. They recommend that you add at least 15 pieces to your Wish List. Your stylist will do their best to choose at least one piece from your Wish List to include in your box. Rocksbox sets are curated for you based on your Style Profile and your Wish List.

My Completely Honest Review of Rocksbox

4. Within a week or so, you’ll receive a box of jewelry. Your box will contain three different pieces of jewelry. You can keep this box of jewelry for as long as you like.

5. When you’re ready for a new box of jewelry, just ship the current box back. Within another week or so, you’ll receive another box of jewelry. (Note: Be sure to ship all the pieces back. If you keep a piece, you will be billed for it as that signifies to them that you wanted to purchase it.)

6. You can keep and wear your Rocksbox pieces for as long as you like. You can return your box anytime, as often as you like, and they’ll send out a new set right away. You pay the same monthly membership fee $19/month) regardless of how often you exchange your box.

7. You can purchase any of the jewelry you receive at a discounted price. You’ll get a $10 Shine credit every month that you can use toward the purchase of the jewelry. This credit does not roll over each month.

My Completely Honest Review of Rocksbox

Sign Up for One Month for FREE!

Get an absolutely FREE month when you sign up at Rocksbox and use my code moneysavingmomxoxo. 

Just please put a reminder on your calendar to cancel the subscription before the 4 weeks is up in case you decide it’s not for you. I’d hate for you to get charged for something when you expected it to be free!

Want more information about Rocksbox? You can watch my Unboxing Video here to see what was in my box and hear more about my thoughts on it.

Win a one-year subscription to Rocksbox!!

Rocksbox is giving away an exclusive one-year subscription to one of my readers! This is the only place they’ve ever given away this prize.

To enter:

::Subscribe to Rocksbox for a free month trial with the code moneysavingmomxoxo, and enter your signup email in the box below. If you have already subscribed using this exclusive code in the past, just enter the email you used, and you will still be verified for this giveaway. Note: This will work even if you signed up in the past through my link, but your subscription has expired.


::Alternatively, register for Rocksbox emails by entering your email address.

Either way, entering your email address in the box below gives you a chance to win a one-year subscription to Rocksbox!

One winner will be randomly chosen to get a FREE year’s subscription to Rocksbox — and lots and lots of jewelry to try out!

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(Note: This post was sponsored by Rocksbox. Read our disclosure policy here.)

Save on Vaseline products at Walgreens + enter to win a $100 Walgreens gift card!

Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper.

Save on Vaseline products at Walgreens + enter to win a $100 Walgreens gift card!

Vaseline has partnered with Direct Relief and Walgreens for The Healing Project to help provide dermatological care and medical supplies to those in need around the world. This fall, every purchase of Vaseline at Walgreens could help those affected by poverty and natural disasters care for their skin in a healing way.

And right now, Walgreens is making it super easy to help donate towards this cause. Through October 29th, spend $10 on any Vaseline products and you’ll receive a $2 coupon to use on your next in-store purchase of Well at Walgreens first aid products. Coupon will be valid through December 24, 2016.

This offer includes several different Vaseline products, such as their Vaseline Coconut Radiant Lotion, Vaseline Deep Moisture Tub, and Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. Remember — every purchase is a donation to The Healing Project!


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

I’ve got a $100 Walgreens gift cards to give away! To enter to win, head over to this post on my Facebook Page and leave a comment sharing what you love about Vaseline or which product you’d like to try. I’ll choose a winner from the comments to win a $100 Walgreens gift card!

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