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Enter to win a $100 iTunes gift card from Toca TV!

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Toca Boca — the developer of a multitude of popular kids’ apps that parents all over the world love so much — just launched a brand new service called Toca TV!

Toca TV is a video streaming service for kids that delivers thousands of curated videos in a 100% ad-free, safe, and fun environment. Like all Toca Boca apps, Toca TV was designed from the kid’s perspective by testing it with hundreds of kids globally and is designed specifically with kids ages 5 to 9 in mind.

Win a year's subscription to Toca TV!

Win a year's subscription to Toca TV!

When you download the Toca TV app, you’ll have access to a catalog of thousands of videos — and there are new videos being added every single week. My kids were especially excited about the Minecraft gameplay videos and the DIY crafts and recipes!

Plus, Toca TV offers exclusive Toca Boca videos only available on Toca TV — brand new kid-hosted shows, animated originals and videos featuring the Toca Boca characters kids love. And, if your kids are anything like mine, they will love that Toca TV offers kids options to get in on the fun and film their own videos with the Toca TV recording tool and silly animated filters.

Win a year's subscription to Toca TV!

Win a year's subscription to Toca TV!

We try to be so careful at our house what we let our kids watch and what apps we let them access, but to be honest, there are so many different apps and videos out there and sometimes it can feel overwhelming.

And, as you know, I’ve been incredibly frustrated in the past, that my kids have been exposed to inappropriate content and commercials while watching family-friendly channels on YouTube.

I love that Toca Boca’s desire is to make sure parents don’t have to worry about kids being exposed to inappropriate content. They don’t rely on algorithms and they curate all of their content using a scorecard. Each video is watched by a member of the Toca TV team to make sure it’s right for kids.

Best of all, there is no third-party advertising or sponsored content! They only stream videos that will make your child laugh, be inspired, and simply have fun!

Win a year's subscription to Toca TV!

Win a year's subscription to Toca TV!

Since this service says that it’s for 5 to 9-year-olds, I didn’t expect my girls would like it. But I was wrong.

I let Silas check it out and he was almost instantly engaged with it. Soon, I heard him laughing and have a blast watching the videos. And then, I hear him say, “There are nail art videos!! Kaitlynn will love these!”

That’s all it took for Kaitlynn to come running over to check it out. And pretty soon, Kathrynne was right there with them and they were all gathered around the iPhone watching the videos and laughing together.

I was surprised and excited! It’s becoming harder and harder to find videos that all three kids really enjoy together, so I’ve been so impressed with how much they are loving Toca TV.

I especially love that it’s basically an endless supply of new videos — so they have lots and lots and lots of videos they can check out during their iPhone/iPad time every week! And I love that they can enjoy them together!

Want to Try Out Toca TV For FREE?

You can try 3 free sessions of Toca TV when you download it from the App store for iPad or iPhone. After that, it’s $4.99 per month (you have the ability to cancel your monthly subscription at any time).

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Win a $100 iTunes Gift Card!!

Toca Boca is giving away a $100 iTunes gift card to one of my readers — enough to buy all of the Toca Boca apps + get a one-year subscription to Toca TV! Use the box below to enter the giveaway.

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(Note: This post was sponsored Toca Boca, in partnership with MediaKix. Read our disclosure policy here.)

Save on EcoTools makeup brushes at Walmart and Walgreens + enter to win a $50 gift card (2 winners!)

Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper.

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I love that EcoTools makeup brushes are higher quality, soft, and seem to last much longer than other brands I’ve tried. The only catch is that the EcoTools brand is a bit pricier and it’s rare to find a deal on their makeup brushes.

Right now, though, you can look for instant coupons on the packaging of EcoTools makeup brushes at Walmart and Walgreens:

  • At Walmart, look for $1 coupons on EcoTools brushes. You can also combine this with the $2/1 Ibotta rebate to save a total of $3 on EcoTools makeup brushes!
  • At Walgreens, look for $1 coupons on single EcoTools brushes and $3 coupons on multipack EcoTools brushes. Combine these with the $1/1 Ibotta rebate to save up to a total of $4 on EcoTools makeup brushes!

You can watch the video below to learn more about EcoTools makeup brushes.

Would you like to win a $50 Walmart or Walgreens Gift Card?

I’ve got a $50 Walgreens gift card and a $50 Walmart gift card to give away! To enter to win, head over to this post on my Facebook Page and leave a comment sharing why you’d like to try EcoTools and which store you’ll buy your makeup brushes at. I’ll choose 2 winners from the comments to win the $50 Walmart gift card and the $50 Walgreens 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.}

Enter to win free access to my Make Over Your Mornings and Evenings courses!

Enter for a chance to win FREE access to my Make Over Your Mornings and Evenings Courses!

Katie over at Mom Is More is running a series of giveaways this month, and I’m excited to be a part of it!

Head over and enter the giveaway for a chance to win FREE access to my Make Over Your Mornings and Evenings Courses!

The winner will also receive a bonus prize: the DailyGreatness Business Planner.

The giveaway runs through August 19, 2016.

Go here to enter the giveaway.

When you feel like you’re not good enough & you don’t measure up

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You look at her and wish you had what she has. You wish you had her life, her marriage, her kids, her figure, her house, her skills, her ability to make life look effortless… or whatever it is of hers that you wish you had.

You can waste hours of time and enormous amounts of energy wishing you had someone else’s life. But guess what? You won’t find happiness trying to chase after someone else’s life and success.

Contentment is the key to true joy. It’s also the foundation of financial stewardship.

It’s hard to enjoy living on a budget if you aren’t willing to be grateful for exactly where you are. It’s hard to stick with a financial plan if all you can think about is wanting more than you currently have.

As I told you recently, I’ve wasted much of my life pining away for a different time, a different season, a different set of circumstances. I also wasted a lot of time chasing after more.

In fact, looking back, I realized that I bought into the lie that more is always better. More money. More influence. More impact. More fame. More stuff. More friends. More. More. More. More.

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While there can be good things with some of those “more’s”, it’s time we stop spending our life chasing after more and really stop and ask ourselves, “When is enough, enough?”

I’ve been asking myself the following questions: 

  • Am I only feeling contentment when I’m doing a lot?
  • Is my joy and fulfillment coming from when I am having the biggest impact?
  • What does enough look like for me?
  • Would I be settled right where I’m at with what I have?
  • Would I be content if I knew that where I am right now will never change?

I’m committing to love my actual life. The one I’m really living. Right here. Right now. Today.

It’s sometimes messy. It’s sometimes disorganized. And I rarely get everything done that I hope to in a day, but that doesn’t mean I can’t embrace it, savor it, and fall in love with it.

It’s a gift. All of it. And the more I choose to see it as such, the more I notice the gifts and the beauty all around me.

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We can’t change who we are, but we can make the most of our situation. We can’t choose the personality we are born with, but we can choose to be thankful–even in the midst of difficulty.

And we can choose to be intentional and purposeful in how we live our lives so that we make the most of all that we’ve been given instead of wishing we were someone else.

Get The Comparison Trap Devotional App for FREE!

If you struggle with discontentment, feeling like you’re not good enough, and feeling like you don’t measure up, I encourage you to check out The Comparison Trap devotional app. This is a 4-week FREE devotional app for women.

When you download the FREE Comparison Trap Devotional App, you’ll get:

  • Four 20-minute videos featuring Sandra & Andy Stanley–Watch & be inspired during the 4-week study.
  • 28 mini-devotions by Sandra Stanley — Read one each day and be encouraged in your journey!
  • 28 social media images — View and/or post these as extra reminders!
  • 5 Worship Songs by North Point Music — Listen to these during the month to uplift you!

The free Comparison Trap Devotional app is available for iPhone or Android devices. Go here to download it FREE.

If you struggle with discontentment or feeling like you’re not enough in comparison to other women, The Comparison Trap is for you. There is SO much joy that comes from realizing your own worth, adopting a grateful attitude, and being content right where you’re at in life.

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Want to go through The Comparison Trap devotional book with a friend?

I’m thrilled to be offering a special giveaway to go along with the FREE The Comparison Trap devotional app. The Comparison Trap devotional book is a companion guide to the app and can be used individually for personal study/quiet time, or you can utilize the discussion questions to go through it with a friend or in a small group setting.

I have 25 pairs of The Comparison Trap devotional book to give away to my readers! That means you’ll win TWO copies of this devotional book — one for you and one for a friend, so that you can go through it together! Use the box below to enter the giveaway.

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Win a FREE Box of Clothes from Kidbox

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Kidbox is the first kid’s style box (similar to Stitch Fix but for kids) that delivers quality brands at significant savings with an overall a mission to clothe children in need.

Kidbox offers personalized service designed for kids and their unique tastes, while also enabling parents and kids to start a conversation about giving back to the community.kidbox2

Kidbox partnered with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, the largest non-profit dedicated to collecting and distribution new clothing to children of need in the United States. For every Kidbox purchased, Kidbox will outfit a child in need, contributing to their goal to donate clothes to one million needy children.

Here’s how the service works:

1. Parents fill out a brief questionnaire about the child’s style preferences.

2. Using that information, Kidbox hand picks 6-7 pieces from a range of popular, high-quality brands (i.e. 7 For All Mankind, Lucky Brand, Catherine|Catherine Malandrino, etc.) and delivers them straight to your door.

3. Families then have 7 days to decide if they want to keep everything in the box ($98), keep a few items (charged a la carte), exchange sizes, or return items. To clarify: if the box is purchased completely it costs the consumer $98. A la carte is then a little pricier per piece – but still a steal when compared to retail price – which (in total) is valued around $250.

Kidbox Review & Giveaway

Kidbox sent us a box for Silas. He was excited to receive it in the mail — especially because there were some fun little extra goodies in it.

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Personally, while the service was fairly easy to use (it only took me maybe 5  to 8 minutes to fill out the questionnaire, I wasn’t overly impressed with what they ended up sending us.

They were quality brands, but only 4 of the items were ones that somewhat matched Silas’ style. I also was surprised that they would send *white* shorts for a 7-year-old boy. I didn’t think that was very practical. 🙂

I also usually get my kid’s clothes from Schoola, ThredUp, Amazon, or Target clearance, so these were much higher prices than I’d usually pay. It’s $98 for the box if you keep everything. It’s more per item if you don’t keep everything.

Find out more about Kidbox here. 

Would you like to win a FREE Kidbox?

Just click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address. One winner will be randomly chosen to receive a completely free Kidbox. This giveaway ends Monday, August 1, 2016.

 

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Enter to win a free 3-month subscription to Gwynnie Bee (2 winners!)

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I’m so excited that I get to give away two free three-month subscriptions to Gwynnie Bee this week!

Gwynnie Bee is a clothing rental subscription service for women sizes 10-32. They are similar to Stitch Fix in many ways, but different than Stitch Fix because instead of having items sent to you to try on and possibly consider buying, they are a “lending service” where they lend you clothes to wear for as long as you’d like and then you ship them back and they’ll send you more. It’s almost like what Netflix used to be, only for clothes!

I recently did a completely honest review of Gwynnie Bee, and overall, I was very impressed! I love that you know exactly how much you are going to spend each month, and that it’s a way to have an ever-rotating closet without ever needing to leave the house to go shopping.

Yes, it’s pricey and not for everyone (especially those who are regularly thrift store shoppers!), but this might be a great way to be able to find lots of cute clothes that are in your size at a set price every single month.

A Stitch Fix Alternative for Plus Sizes

Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up here for a free 30-day trial of Gwynnie Bee to try out the service. If you don’t want to continue your service, you can cancel before your credit card is charged.

2. Once you’re signed up, you can choose which subscription plan you’d like to try out. They offer a variety of subscription levels and each is based upon how many clothing items you “check out” from their “lending library” at a time. A Stitch Fix Alternative for Plus Sizes

3. After choosing which subscription plan you want to go with, then you go to their extensive online catalog of clothes. They offer 2000+ items and 150+ brands in each size — everything from professional wear to casual wear to formalwear and everything in between.A Stitch Fix Alternative for Plus Sizes

4. Choose which items are your favorite from their online catalog and add them to your online closet (they have a minimum number of items you need to add to your closet before they will send you a shipment — they recommend adding at least 25 items to your closet so that there’s a better chance of you getting something you absolutely love). I loved that they offer a Size Advisor and Shape Report so you’ll know very specific details on each item. Plus, they have a customer rating system for every item. This helps you make better decisions about what to put in your cart.
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5. Wait for your shipment to arrive! It usually takes 2-3 days for them to send a shipment out. Please note, per their website: “What is sent is based on availability. You can prioritize items you love in your virtual closet, and we will do our best to get those to you as soon as possible. While you may have your heart set on a particular piece, we cannot guarantee it will available at that time.”

6. Wear the clothes for as long as you’d like as often as you’d like. When you’re ready to return them, use the postage paid envelope to ship them back. Be sure to also go into Your Closet on their site and click on “Return item” under the garment you’d like to return and let us know when you are sending back. As long as you are at your closet minimum, this action will trigger your next shipment. You’ll usually receive your next shipment within 2-3 days.

7. You can return and repeat with unlimited exchanges and free shipping both ways!

Win a free 3-month subscription to Gwynnie Bee!

I think Gwynnie Bee offers a great way to switch up your summer wardrobe — especially for women who need a nice variety of professional clothing. It’s also perfect for frequent travelers, and it eliminates that dreaded post-vacation laundry day. Simply toss everything from your luggage in the Gwynnie Bee return bag and send it off! No need to worry about laundering or dry cleaning!

Pros to Signing Up for Gwynnie Bee:

  • They offer lots of different styles of clothing — something to suit just about everyone’s tastes. You can sign up for a free account to have access to their online catalog to see all the clothes there are to choose from.
  • The minimalist in me loves that there is no waste — if you don’t like something or you’re done with it, you just send it back.
  • You don’t ever have to worry about dry cleaning the items. Per their website, it doesn’t sound like you are charged for items that are stained or ruined, so long as you let them know ahead of time when you send an item back.
  • There is an unlimited number of exchanges. If you don’t like something or you only want to wear it once, you can send it right back. Or, if you love something, you can hang onto it for as long as you like — or even choose to buy it.

Win a free 3-month subscription to Gwynnie Bee!

Cons to Signing Up for Gwynnie Bee:

  • It’s expensive — especially if you want to have more than one item checked out at one time. If you’re not wearing an item at least a few times every single week, the cost of “checking that item out” is quite expensive when you do the math.
  • You have to mess with shipping things back. If you’re anything like me, getting my act together to get something shipped is always a little bit of effort. Yes, they send postage-paid envelopes, but you still have to actually put the clothes in the envelopes and get them shipped back(maybe I’m the only person who has issues actually getting things mailed!).
  • Even though you do choose styles and clothes that you love and add them to your online closet, you don’t know what they are going to send you. If you love surprises, this is great. But if you’re wanting them to send you a specific item to wear to a specific event, you are taking a gamble that that’s going to happen. (They recommend that you increase the chances of getting an item you love by adding at least 25 items to your online closet. You can prioritize your favorites.)

They sent me another sample box this month and here’s what was in the box:

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Overall, I was very impressed with Gwynnie Bee. I love that you know exactly how much you are going to spend each month and I love that it’s a way to have an ever-rotating closet without ever needing to leave the house to go shopping.

For those who work in a job where you often need to wear nice clothes and you like to have variety in your wardrobe, this is a great way to be able to have a rotating wardrobe without spending a lot of time out shopping to buy new clothes.

Yes, it’s pricey and not for everyone (especially those who are regularly thrift store shoppers!), but my friends who are plus sized tell me that it’s really hard to find cute clothes in plus sizes. So this would be a great way to be able to find lots of cute clothes that are in your size at a set price every single month.

Sign up for a FREE 30-day trial of Gwynnie Bee here.

Want a chance to try Gwynnie Bee for yourself?

Gwynnie Bee is offering 2 of my readers a completely free three-month subscription! Use the box below to enter the giveaway. Plus, everyone can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Gwynnie Bee here.

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Fine print: No purchase necessary to win. This sweepstakes begins at 12:00am ET on June 28, 2016 and is open for entries until 11:59pm ET on July 5, 2016. Entry is available to non-members, as well as current Gwynnie Bee guests, members, and previous Gwynnie Bee subscribers. Employees and family members of GB are not eligible to participate. Eligible entrants may enter by completing one or more of the actions listed above. Sweepstakes is limited to US residents only; void where prohibited. Entrants may win one of two grand prizes, each a 90 day subscription to Gwynnie Bee’s 3 Item Plan. Two winners will be chosen at random and contacted personally via email, and may be announced via social media. Prizes cannot be redeemed for purchase credit or cash value. Not transferrable to other members. Total value of contest prizes is $570.00.

This giveaway will end at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

{This post was underwritten by Gwynnie Bee. Read my disclosure policy here.}