Get Ready for Sample Tuesday!

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PinchMe Samples

Sample Tuesday is almost here! If you’ve been following along with my blog lately, you’ll notice that I’ve received some great product samples from

Have you signed up yet?  If you haven’t, then today is the day!  PinchMe is an AWESOME site that gives you the opportunity to choose samples for FREE!  You don’t have to sign up for any free trials or pay any membership fees.  Just choose which products you’d like to try, and they box them up and send them your way.  All they ask is that you leave a little feedback after you’ve tried the products!  It’s that simple! [Read more…]

Teacher Easter Basket Tutorial with Printable Tags

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Teacher Easter Basket Tutorial

March is here, and Easter is just around the corner! (It’s March 27 this year!)  It’s time to gather up your favorite Easter goodies and create some fun Easter Baskets!  Of course, the Easter Bunny has the kids covered, but what about the adults?  Are there any special adults in your life that would get a little joy out of an Easter basket this year?  Perhaps a neighbor, a grandmother, or a teacher?

As someone who always “loved school” and “loved learning” I’ve always had a huge appreciation for teachers.  In fact, when I was kid I either wanted to be a writer or a teacher, and if I wasn’t working from home, I’d likely be teaching English or history.  That being said, I generally love the profession, and I appreciate everything that the teachers in our local schools do.

Generally the kids give gifts to the teachers at Christmas and at the end of the school year, but I personally love giving gift baskets, and what better time to give one than at Easter?  If you happen to be the head room mother, this is something great that you can give as a class gift to your teacher!  If you have an adult child or other relative who’s a teacher, it could be a great project to put together for them as well.  Today I’m going to show you how I put together a fun Teacher Easter Basket using MARS & Wrigley’s products and other items.  Plus, I’ve got some free printable tags that you can add to your baskets! [Read more…]

Sign Up This Week for Free Samples from PINCHme

If you haven’t signed up for a PINCHme account, now is the time!

PINCHme is a monthly subscription site that lets you try products from leading brands, completely for FREE! All they ask is for your feedback on the products. Every month, an amazing range of free samples are released on PINCHme for members to claim. These samples include grocery, baby, pet, beauty, home and personal care.

Be sure to visit for this month’s Sample Tuesday on February 23rd at 12 Noon EST to claim new free samples!

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Get Free Samples Today – Here’s How

Sample Box

Have you signed up for  PINCHme yet?  It is a site that offers great freebies to its members. Each month you are given a chance to select a few freebies from a provided list.  A couple of weeks later, your sample box arrives in the mail with the samples you selected and some extras! [Read more…]

Easy New Way to Get Freebies


I was so excited the other day when I was asked to be a PINCHme blogger.  Have you heard of PINCHme?  It is a site that offers great freebies to its members.  All you have to do is create a member profile letting them know what you’re interested in, and you’ll find offers, which match these preferences.

As samples become available, you can opt in and that sample will be added to your next PINCHme box.  Then you just try the products and leave them some feedback.  Yay!

I just received 2 samples to help facilitate this post about Sample Tuesday, which is today.  Today you can visit PINCHme and opt in to sample the products you see here and more.

As you can see, my box contained a variety of products including health & beauty, cleaning, and snacks!  I was excited to open my box and find all these goodies….it was literally like have Simply Sweet Home in a box!

PINCme Samples

And then we also received a box for the furbabies!  This box contained some great dog treats and cat food, as well as a full value coupon for cat litter and some milk bone coupons!

I still have a few things to learn about this site, but so far I really like it!  Opening up these surprise boxes was so much fun, and so far I’ve loved the products that I’ve tried.  (Can’t wait to get more samples in the next PINCHme box!)


12 Free Printable Blog Planners & Tools for 2015

12 Free Printable Blog Planners

After Christmas, like a lot of you, I look forward to a new year in blogging.  This means goal setting, coming up with new routines and procedures, and of course organizing!  One thing I cannot live without list a planner!  Each year I buy planner.  I got a monthly/weekly one at Target for about $10, and that works well for me.  And then I also use Outlook as my online calendar.  But I also have a few worksheets that I use for record keeping and other organizational purposes.  Today I’m sharing some free printable blog planners and tools you can use. [Read more…]

15 Fall Subway Art Printables

15 Fall Subway Art Printables
I feel like I’m a little late to the party with this post, since everyone started sharing their fall decor a month ago, but I was doing my fall decorating last weekend (decor post still to come), and I decided to go online and get a free printable to frame for my living room.  When I started searching, I was overwhelmed by all the cuteness I saw, so I decided to throw together a post with some of my favorites!

I have to confess, I did recycle the 5 at the bottom from a previous post I did, to get 15 for this post!  The five I shared a couple of years ago were so cute, I thought they were worth a second look, and I like having all of these in one place just for my own convenience, and I’m sure it’s better for you too.

As always, the links where you go to download this great artwork can be found underneath each photo.  Hope you enjoy!

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Giveaways and Freebies Linky

Giveaways and Freebies Linky

As we approach a new year, it’s a great time to reassess the blog, add new features, etc. For 2014, I decided to add a new Giveaways and Freebies Linky.  My plan is to post a new linky each month.

The linky will be open to any giveaway that you are running on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or anywhere else on the net.

The linky is also open to freebies that you are offering on your blog.  This could include free product coupons, printables, sewing patterns, ebooks, or anything else you’re posting about that’s free. (No sales or discounts.)

To share your giveaway or freebie, please add the DIRECT link to your giveaway or freebie, along with the name of the giveaway prize or freebie, and an expiration date (if applicable).


Free Printable Gift Bags and a Blog Header Tutorial from My Memories

Hello all!  Well, I got ready to do this week’s giveaway and I ran in to a slight snag, so hopefully I have that up later today or in the next day or two!

In the meantime, I’ve got some My Memories  Freebies and a tutorial for you today! And as always, you can save $10 on their Suite v3 Software by using my coupon code: STMMMS63042.

Previously when I’ve posted about my memories I’ve said that the software is not just for scrapbooking. You can, in fact, use it for a variety of crafting projects, including printables, gift tags, party favors, greeting cards, and basically any paper crafting or digital project. And today we’ve got two great examples of that.

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Free Valentine Printables & Scrapbook Freebies


At the beginning of each month, I’m planning to bring you new freebies. For February I, of course, had to share some free Valentine printables!

Today we’ve got subway art, Valentine cards, a great party pack, and some scrapbook kits! Visit the links below to download.


Valentine Subway Art from Little Birdie Secrets

Party Pack from Catch My Party

Valentine Cards from Junelily

Another set of Valentine Cards from

Looking for more Valentine printables?  Hani at Craftionary did an awesome post featuring 75 Free Valentine’s Printables! Check it out!

Also, this week I’ve got some freebies this week from My Memories. Don’t forget that you can use my code: STMMMS63042 to get $10 off their awesome scrapbooking software, which you can use for digi scrapping, blog design, printables and other projects! 


This Valentine Kit includes 2 Digital Papers, 3 Page Elements, 2 Quick Pages

This Shabby Chic kit includes 2 Digital Papers, 1 Page Elements, 2 Quick Pages.

And this Plaid Kit includes 2 Digital Papers,2 Page Elements, 2 Quick Pages.


Disclosure: I’m an affiliate for My Memories but am not affiliated with the other sites listed in this post.

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