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                                          How to Create a Boo Basket for Halloween Do you do Boo Baskets for your littles? I saw this idea last year and thought I needed to give it a try! * This post contains affiliate links to some of the products that I use and love. This means that if you shop directly through the links, your purchase supports my blog at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!   Anytime in October is a great time to give a Boo Basket. I plan to surprise my little ones with their Boo Baskets on October 1. I love the excitement that these baskets bring. It's a perfect way to spread Halloween cheer. Celebrating the holidays with my little ones is one of my favorite things. I will be sharing more of the Boo Baskets on my Instagram ( @marrisalutz ) you can follow along on the fun in my stories. I'll be sure to save a Boo Basket highlight.  Boo Baskets are what you make them. They do NOT need to be over the top, unless that is what you want. We live

My Favorite Ways to Save

My Favorite Ways to Save

Being a parent can be expensive. Sometimes it seems like there are added costs around every corner. When I shop I like to make sure that I am getting a good deal. I always look for coupons and sales. Signing up for emails where you shop is another great way to get some deals. I'm going to share some of my favorite sites for deals.


Formally known as Ebates, Rakuten is an affiliate marketing business. Companies pay Rakuten to send shoppers their way. You can shop at over 2500 stores and get paid by shopping through a link on Rakuten. You can stack the savings with coupons and promotions. My savings with them is over $430. You can cash out every three months and be paid either by check or to your PayPal account. Sometime Rakuten will send you an email and you can opt to receive a gift card to a selected store with an extra 10-15 percent. 

Store cash backs are changing all the time. I wait to purchase items when the cash backs are at their highest. For Presidents day some stores were offering 20% back. So on top of all the sales going on I received 20% back!  Today I purchased Maci some summer clothes on Carter's website and I was able to use a coupon for $20 off my $60 purchase and I received 5% back from Rakuten. If you want to give Rakuten a try use my link for an added $10 bonus. 


You all know my love for ThredUP. If you haven’t shopped this site before, it’s an online consignment shop. They have items that are used and new with tags. I love how you can shop by your size and find hundreds of brands and items all in one place. I have bought a few things used, but I usually search new with tags to narrow my search, because there are so many options. ThredUP is where I have purchased a majority of Maci's clothes. I also have started using this site to buy gifts for people. You can buy name brand clothes, new with tags, for half the price it would be in the store. If you need some new treasures use my code for $10 off your first purchase.


From the Ibotta Site: Ibotta is a free cash back rewards and payments app that gives you real cash for everyday purchases when you shop and pay through the app. Ibotta provides thousands of ways for consumers to earn cash on their purchases by partnering with more than 1,500 brands and retailers. Whether you’re buying groceries, clothing, electronics, or wine and beer, Ibotta will pay you cash for your purchases. In fact, Ibotta has paid out over $600 million in cash rewards to more than 35 million users since its founding in 2012.

I use Ibotta mainly for grocery shopping. My lifetime earnings with them is over $90. You can be paid directly to your PayPal account or by gift card. Connecting your grocery shopping rewards card to the app is the easiest way to earn money. This way you don't have to take pictures of your receipts. I love being rewarded for items I am already going to purchase. If this sounds like something you want to try, use my referral link and code diyyksg to start saving!

Home Chef: 

Home Chef is a meal delivery service that provides a box of pre-portioned fresh ingredients directly to consumers that are ready to cook. With distribution centers in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Lithonia, Georgia, Home Chef delivers meals to all of the lower 48 states. 

If you want to give it a try, here is a $35 credit:


One simple belief started Grove - that safer, environmentally-friendly products should be easily available, for everyone. That’s why Grove’s flexible recurring shipment service delivers only the best natural products each month. 

Exclusively carries products that meet standards for being non-toxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Grove values safety, transparency, social welfare and exclusively work with partners who do, too. They also carbon offset every shipment that goes out their door.

After your first Grove order they set you up with personalized, scheduled Grove shipments, so you’ll never run out of the products you love. By default orders come every month, but the frequency and products in each order are completely up to you! 


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