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

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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.

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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 MoneySavingMom.com 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.

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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.

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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 Friday, November 18, at 11:59 PM, CST.

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48-Hour Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificate from Gabriel’s Good Tidings (5 Winners)

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Looking for unique stocking stuffer ideas this year? Check out Gabriel’s Good Tidings!

The mission at Gabriel’s Good Tidings is to create high-quality, boutique style products that help women find essential items and brighten their space. However, the most important thing is not the items they make; it is the jobs the business creates.

Purchasing from Gabriel’s Good Tidings not only guarantees a beautiful, handmade, boutique-style item in your mailbox, but it provides work for women. Purchasing with purpose blesses families, and they are grateful for each customer.

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The dream of Gabriel’s Good Tidings began decades ago as Amy sat with her mom and grandmothers learning to sew.  As she spent many of her younger years in the sewing rooms of these women, she began to develop a love for fabrics and creating products.

She imagined the day when she would create products that people wanted to purchase. Little did she know that her aspirations would one day provide for her family, support other women working from home, and grow into a thriving business.

Amy’s business started small and slow in 2013 with a $50 “loan” from her joint banking account with her husband. As Amy began to sell items, she continued to invest in materials for new products and “bank rolled” all of her earnings. The business grew steadily and Amy was able to be the sole breadwinner for her home while her husband completed graduate school in 2014.

In 2015, the business grew beyond what Amy could manage alone and she knew she had a choice to make.  Either keep things small and do it all on her own, or find help.

She made the very intentional decision to grow the business with the purpose of providing work for as many women as possible. These are women who, for the most part, are otherwise unable to work outside their home. Without these sweet ladies, this business would likely have closed its doors years ago.

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Gabriel’s Good Tidings most popular product is the LippyClip™, a lip balm holder designed to perfectly hold Chapstick, Blistex, or Burt’s Bees. Earlier this year, Amy also released the LippyLoop™, which is a unique design for EOS sphere lip balms. Other complementary products are the keychain wristlets, nail file sleeves, lanyards and hair tie packs.

Read more about the Gabriel’s Good Tidings story here.  Amy’s story has also been published in Crystal’s recent book, Money-Making Mom, as well as on the Brilliant Business Moms website and podcast.

Get 40% off your purchase at Gabriel’s Good Tidings!

Amy is offering a generous 40% off any purchase to all MoneySavingMom.com readers who subscribe to emails via this link.

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Want to win a gift certificate to Gabriel’s Good Tidings?!

I have five $50 gift certificates to give away to MoneySavingMom.com readers! Just click on the banner below to enter the giveaway.

Giveaway ends Friday, November 18, at 11:59 PM, CST.

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

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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.

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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 MoneySavingMom.com 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.

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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.

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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!

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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!! :))

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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.

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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.

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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 MoneySavingMom.com. 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 MoneySavingMom.com. Read my disclosure policy here.}

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

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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.

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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 MoneySavingMom.com readers $15 off your first order when you sign up for the newsletter through this link.

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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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