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Cat Got Your Coupons??

Almost 2 years ago, I learned "how to coupon." I went wild. Buying all sorts of things (food, toiletries, toys....) for pennies on the dollar. And I thought I was doing a good thing.  We were trying all sorts of new things and I saved a lot of money (in some areas.)

But I mostly bought things just because they were cheap. And cheap they were. We ate a lot of crap and cluttered our house with stuff I would have never "paid" for. Slowly over the last year, I began to throw away coupons for things I never wanted - even if they would make items free!

I stopped playing the drugstore games, and my stress level went way down. Awesome! Nowadays, I have 2 little boxes of coupons (see the cat in the box above) and they have only a few sheets of coupons each. I hardly even check the box anymore.

90% of the items I buy in the store come from the produce/freezer/dairy/meat cases. I rarely venture into the middle of the store except for things like noodles and bread (which I wi…

Phat QR Anti Cellulite Deep Tissue Massager - Review & Giveaway

Sponsored by Tomoson.com
Whether you have Cellulite or not, I highly recommend the Phat QR Anti Cellulite Deep Tissue Massager. I had the chance to review it recently and it is a huge hit in our house! For everyone!

Here's what the manufacturer has to say:


Phat QR Anti Cellulite Deep Tissue Massager is a simple device that replaces a massage terapist and expensive lazer treatments. Can be used by anyone on any part of the body. How it works? It's a hand held device constructed with 7 deep set metal spheres that roll on your skin and provide deep tissue massage improving circulation and delivering oxygen to the stagnant cells. It breaks down bulging and uneven fat cells "ironing" out the surface of the skin.
Warning: If you are not accustomed to a regular deep tissue massage, first few massage sessions may cause light to moderate bruising. Starting light is essential to avoid bruising. I'd be lying if I didn't tell you that I DO have cellulite and I'd love to…

Dragon Universe Party

Last weekend, we had another party at our house. This time - we had 9 boys (ages 6 and 7) and I managed to snap a few photos. I'm learning bit by bit as we go along... Note to anyone out there: if you have a party for young boys, enlist help!

This time my husband and daughter were a huge help, but pictures of boys in motion are always a challenge. Here are a few shots of some of the boys playing with their new toys from Mega Bloks Dragon Universe Collection.

And there you have the only two "semi-okay" shots from our party. Let's just say it is hard to get any and/or all the boys in one picture and it's nearly impossible to catch them standing or sitting still.

Regardless of the chaos, the party was a huge hit and all of the boys loved the Mega Bloks Dragon Universe toys. We started the party off with a few "get to know you" games and then proceeded on a Dragon egg Hunt.

They had a great time hunting for eggs. Each child got to keep their egg and put to…

Candy Land Party and Giveaway

Candy Land is one of those games that has endured through generations. It's the first game I bought my kids, and we've played it often. Now, there's a new version of CandyLand (no grandma nut!) and we had the chance to play the new game with all of our friends.

We hosted a "Candy Land Party" and invited over 10 little boys aged 6-7. In all we had 8 little kids running around, eating snacks, and playing.....games.

Here's the video I took before the party as I was setting up our snacks.
The goal was to take a video of 8 little boys nicely playing Candy Land and quietly eating snacks..... The goal was set by a naive mom that has never had 8 boys in her house at once. I am so glad I took a "before" video because as soon as the boys arrived, I needed all my hands, eyes, ears, everything just to keep everyone under control.

We played Candy Land - sort of. They actually played run around with the Candy Land pieces, throw the cards into the air, chase the …

Knock 'em Dead at your HS Reunion - Win $150 worth of Kymaro products!

November is a big month for High School Reunions. It's also a big time for Holiday parties and events. In either case, you want to look your best. Kymaro to the rescue!!

Three (3) Suburban Jungle readers will win the following products from Kymaro to help them look their best this holiday season (or if you're going to your HS reunion!)


The Kymaro Sunless Tanning System allows you to have that “look at me” glow the healthy way.   


Availability: www.ubuyez.com Price: $39.90/monthly supply
The Kymaro Body Shaper, which trims and slims in all the right places. You've no doubt seen this in infomercials - it's as awesome in real life! Availability: www.ubuyez.com Price: $39.95

 Use the Kymaro Bust Up Cupsto give yourself an instant lift minus the surgery. These really work and feel natural. Just sayin'. Availability: www.ubuyez.com Price: $19.95

Yummy Natural Treats - Review of HINT water and Wings of Nature Bars

We all want healthier snacks - especially for our families. I can resist chips and soda better than anyone I know, but my family - not so much. Luckily, we had the opportunity to sample a new brand of flavored waters and natural fruit and grain bars.
My family loves flavored drinks. So far, my kids only drink 100% juice every so often, and no soda. But my husband loves flavored waters. Have you ever read the ingredient lists on popular flavored waters? I have and it's scary!!!! 
Hint Water is different. Do you know what the ingredients are? Water and fruit. But not much fruit - just a hint of it. So there are no calories or preservatives. Just a hint of taste. All natural and all good. And my husband was a huge fan! 
You can find Hint water at high-end grocery stores, cafes, and food retailers - including Starbucks. I hope they show up at Target stores because I'd include them on my regular shopping lists. I highly recommend them. You can find out more here: www.drinkHINT.com
We a…

PJs for the Cure - Supporting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

We're all familiar with races and ribbons "for the cure," but what about PJ's for the cure. Yep, it exists. And today, November 14th is World Diabetes Day - exactly what PJ's For The Cure is all about. PJ's For The Cure is aiming to raise $1 million to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
We hear so much about cancer, it's easy to forget about other diseases afflicting our population, especially children. More than 15,000 children are diagnosed with juvenile diabetes each year. Komar, the largest sleepwear manufacturer in the United States, created PJs For The Cure in order to benefit JDRF.
How can we help? PJs For The Cure offers specially designed women's and children's pajamas sets with 100% of every sale being donated directly to JDRF to fund research for a cure for juvenile diabetes. You can buy PJs For The Cure, and you can also LIKE them on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/PJsForTheCure.
You can check out their cute P…

Road Rippers R/C Motor Muscle Review

When you have young boys in the house, you're bound to be exposed to R/C cars. I can tell you with complete honesty, that I never played with these as a kid. But my son (and husband and father and...) can't get enough of them.

They love to zip them around, run over things, crash. Sometimes, boys just confuse me. But since we've had a few R/C cars around our home, I have an opinion about how they should look and most importantly - act.

We had the opportunity to review the Road Rippers 1971 Dodge Super Bee Motor Muscle car and we loved it. It drove exactly how an R/C car should - it maneuvered well, could drive backwards, and was fast. Yay!

It was also kind of cool looking - different from the usual amphibious or monster truck types. I'm sure most grandpas would approve. Guys are into car looks, you know what I mean.

You can find the whole set of Road Rippers Motor Muscle cars at Wal-Mmart, Target, Toys "R" Us, Kmart and many more. You can also find additional…

You know you've been gaining muscle when...

I've been working out for over a month now, and every time I look in the mirror, I feel like I look the exact same. It's so hard to know if you're efforts are paying off.  Well, I finally think I can tell that there's been progress. Just this week, I've noticed my pants are looser and my shirts are tighter. Gross. What in the heck!

Okay, it's so not the way it sounds. I carry almost no fat above my middle -not in the face, arms, or chest. It's all in my tummy and rear. I'm so lucky! lol

So as I've been losing body fat and gaining muscle - the arms of my shirts are getting tight. And my jeans are getting loose. Pretty awesome about the jeans, kind of annoying about the shirts. Remember the aforementioned comment about little to no chest fat. Yeah. So I'm a size XS but if I have to buy Mediums for my guns, then the rest of my body is going to be in a tent.

I've already had to cut the sleeves on a few of my shirts. I guess it's shopping ti…

Bing "Our School Needs" Contest - It's time to vote!

It's time to vote in the Bing "Our School Needs" Contest. Remember, that Bing is awarding a quarter-million dollars in prize money divided among four schools in need. Your votes can make all the difference! Voting began on October 29 and ends on Sunday November 7th!

The winners will be announced on November 9th. The entry with the most votes wins $100K, and 3 others will each win $50K.

Bing is also giving away up to $900,000 to schools in need through DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit website where public school teachers can post classroom projects that need funding. Be one of the first 30,000 to vote for your favorite finalists each day and receive a $3 donation code to redeem for the classroom project of your choice!

Check out this photo of singer Josh Groban who visited a local middle school in Queens, NY to drop off brand new musical instruments and participate in chorus class as part of the “Our School Needs” campaign kick-off.

Every little bit helps our schools. From …