Help Your Family Sleep Better with the AuCuTee White Noise Sound Machine!


Jen received this item at no cost to facilitate this review. All opinions are her own.

Sleep is an elusive thing after having a baby. Every parent hopes they will have a good sleeper. When Wallace hit about 4 months we had a few weeks where he slept through the night. It was glorious! Then the teething started. Ever since then our nights have been either sleepless or still waking up every couple of hours. When he started to crawl and pull himself up that also contributed to him waking up more often.

When I received the AuCuTee White Noise Sound Machine I was very hopeful that it would really help Wallace sleep through the night. The AuCuTee White Noise Sound Machine is very easy to use. It needs to be plugged in and then there are only two buttons and turning the top cover to control the speed control.



The first button has timer settings. The left is a 30 minute timer, the middle is no timer which will keep it on continuously, the right is a 60 minute timer. The second button has the speed settings. The left is speed 1, the middle is the shut off, the right is speed 2. The wind speed control can also be adjusted by just turning the top cover.


With the wind speed control you can adjust it multiple ways with the 2 speed settings. With some trial and error you can find the perfect setting that will work for your baby. I’ve been playing around with the wind speed control to find what works best although the teething has been working against me.

I was so hopefully the first night I received it, that when arrived home late from a trip, I set it up in his room without ever reading the instructions. The first night it didn’t seem to work but that was because I had set it on the timer and I didn’t realize it. The next day I read the instructions and made sure to set it so it would stay on all night. Wallace didn’t sleep through the whole night but he slept for a good five hour stretch after his first time waking up. That meant I got a good stretch of much needed sleep too!



The white noise sound machine helped him sleep through the night for about a week before the next tooth started to arrive. I think once Wallace gets a break from his teething the AuCuTee White Noise Sound Machine will help him sleep through the night again.



I think it could even help if you are the type of person that needs some noise to fall asleep. If I can’t get it to work for Wallace I may even move it into our room to help me fall asleep faster.

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The Everyday Budgeting Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

This post was written by a contributing writer. I only share information that I find fun, informative, or important. Enjoy!

Everyone knows that they should be spending less and saving more whenever they can.

Unfortunately, great spending habits seem to take a lifetime to build, and a moment to destroy.

The good news is that a commitment to budgeting can help you to regain control of your spending
habits and start making a real difference to your financial future. With budgeting, you can figure out
where you might be using your money inappropriately, where you need to adjust your spending
strategies, and where you might be able to save more.

Of course, before you can make the most of budgeting, you need to learn how to avoid the most
common budgeting mistakes. Here are the pitfalls you can't afford to keep making.

1. Ignoring the Value of Accuracy

Accuracy is a critical component of any financial strategy. When you start budgeting, one of the first
things you'll do is start tracking how much you spend, compared to how much you earn. This means
making a note of all of your expenses - including the little things like your lunches at work and your
morning coffee.

While it's tempting to let the little things slide when you're not used to watching your spending habits,
this can also be a dangerous way to lose track of your finances. It's important to keep an eye on
everything you spend - no matter how small little expenses might seem.

2. Not Being Realistic

One of the biggest mistakes that people make with budgeting is trying to create the financial situation
that they want to be in, rather than looking at their realistic circumstances, and creating a strategy that
actually works for them. If you set your targets too high too fast, then you'll be more likely to give up
on your goals after a few setbacks. On the other hand, if you set your goals too low, then you won't
make any significant changes.

The best thing you can do is look back over your statements and get a realistic overview of your
spending habits, and what you need to change in the months going forward. Remember to keep some
extra cash aside for little things like the occasional treat. You shouldn't expect yourself to give up
everything you enjoy straight away.

3. Buying on Impulse

Another big budgeting mistake is allowing yourself to buy on impulse. For instance, if you go to the
store on an empty stomach, you're more likely to stock up on snacks and extra food that you don't
really need. Impulse buying is a common concern for many consumers and something that it often
takes time and focus to overcome.

A good way to reduce your risk of impulse buying is to commit to a 24-hour cooling-off period
between seeing something you want to buy and actually purchasing it. There's a good chance that
you're not going to go back to the supermarket a day later to buy that bar of chocolate you were
eyeing up in the shop. However, if you're thinking of purchasing something you really need, 24 hours
will give you enough time to figure out how the purchase fits into your budget.

4. Forgetting to Prepare for the Unexpected

While accuracy is crucial for a good budget, you also need to remember that things don't always go
according to plan. Giving yourself just enough money to spend on the bills every month, and then
instantly blowing the rest of your cash on other things means that you have nothing left over when
things go wrong. It's important to have a safety blanket in place just in case.

Save aside a little portion of your money each month for a segment that's neither in your "savings" or
"bills" budgets. This safety blanket cash will be there for sudden health expenses, car breakdowns,
and other problems that demand attention straight away.

5. Failing to Budget as a Team

Finally, if there's more than just you making purchases and paying bills in your household, then there
also needs to be more than just you in your budget strategy. Getting everyone together to discuss the
limits of the cash you have to spend each month can help make budgeting go a lot more smoothly.
Start by outlining essential expenses together, like rent, groceries, and utilities, then work on giving
everyone a little bit of what they want.

Budgeting means that everyone will have to make a compromise somewhere. However, working
together from the start can help to keep arguments to a minimum, and ensure that everyone stays on
the same page.
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Graco SnugRide SnugLock Infant Car Seat Giveaway!

I love this promotion! Any free gift with a purchase you need to make is always a great deal! Best of luck with the giveaway!

Graco is running an awesome gift with purchase program for the SnugRide SnugLock Infant Car Seats.

For a limited time, parents can buy any Graco® SnugRide® SnugLock™ infant car seat at their favorite retailer, send in a photo of their receipt at https://gracobonusbase.com/home, and receive a free extra SnugLock™ infant car seat base from Graco® by mail!


This is perfect for Dad or Grandma's Car! Making transition from one car to another a breeze :)

The SnugRide® SnugLock™ 35 has a hassle-free installation using either vehicle seat belt or LATCH. In three easy steps you can feel confident you've got a secure install. The unique SnugLock™ Technology helps provide a secure install through a simple push. The base with its 4-position recline and easy-to-read level indicator helps eliminate installation guesswork. Click Connect™ technology provides a secure one-step attachment to all Graco Click Connect™ strollers making it easy to create a custom travel system that best fits your lifestyle. The SnugRide® SnugLock™ 35 gives moms a peace of mind and helps protect rear-facing infants from 4 - 35 lb and up to 32".
  • SnugLock Technology - A Hassle-Free 3-Step Installation
  • Helps protect rear-facing infants from 4 - 35 lb and up to 32"
  • Adjustable base with 4 recline positions lets you customize fit to your vehicle
  • Easy-to-read level indicator helps eliminate installation guesswork
  • Click Connect technology provides one-step secure attachment to all Graco Click Connect strollers and bases
  • Removable newborn head and body support cushions baby
  • Convenient compartment stores both the LATCH connectors and manual when not in use
  • Lightweight infant car seat for easy carrying
  • Easy to use front adjust 5-point harness helps secure your child
  • Rotating canopy provides shade and sun protection for your baby
  • Be sure to check your local and state laws, as well as AAP and NHTSA recommendations, for car seat usage
  • Engineered & crash tested to meet or exceed US standard FMVSS 213
  • Rigorously crash tested to meet or exceed U.S. safety standards
  • In addition to meeting or exceeding all applicable US safety standards, the SnugRide® SnugLock 35 has been side impact tested for occupant retention solely with the built-in 5-point harness system
  • EPS, energy absorbing foam for effective impact energy management

Now for the best part One lucky winner will have the chance to win this amazing infant car seat! To enter, head below! This giveaway is open to US only and ends on 9/2 at 11:59pm EST. Must be 18+ to enter.

Good luck!
Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US only , must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom
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Thirty-One Gifts GET CREATIVE Giveaway!

Welcome to the Thirty-One Gifts GET CREATIVE Giveaway!


Are you a crafter looking for a way to store your projects? Then the new Get Creative portable storage line from Thirty-One Gifts was designed with you in mind. From knitting to scrapbooking and paper crafts these new products are designed for fashion and function! Take a look at the Get Creative line below and enter for a chance to win!

Enter The Giveaway!
ONE entrant will be selected from the entry form to win a Thirty-One Gifts Get Creative Prize Package. Open for entry in the US only and must be 18+ from 08/13/18 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 08/31/18 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen after/around August 31, 2018. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. The Kids Did It and participating bloggers are not responsible for sending the winner their prize.

Twitter 'head' profiles and dummy accounts are ineligible for entry and will be blocked. Authentic accounts only are eligible to win.

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Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster Giveaway!

I've partnered with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you this wonderful giveaway! Best of luck everyone!

Welcome to the Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster Giveaway!

Do you have a little Hot Wheels fan? They’re going to love this awesome Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster from Step2! Miranda at Thrifty Nifty Mommy is sharing all about her family's experience with this coaster today. Click HERE to read all about it!


Product Details

Bring all of the excitement of an amusement park right to your own backyard with the Hot Wheels™ Extreme Roller Coaster by Step2! Little thrill seekers can push the coaster car up the non-slip step ramp to the platform peak all by themselves to further enhance their gross motor skills! This study, extra-long kid’s roller coaster will be an instant neighborhood hit! Made in USA of US and imported parts from China.
  • Includes 5 extra feet (1.52 meters) of track for a total of 14 (4.26 meters) of easy-step track with a 30 inch (76.2 cm) high platform
  • The Hot Wheels™ coaster car, decals and styling will excite children of all ages and encourage them to get outside and play!
  • Easy-entry coaster car allows for balanced mounting and riding down the roller coaster’s real track hill
  • Hot Wheels™ coaster car includes hand-grips, footrests and a high seat back
  • Children will learn how to cooperate with one another as they take turns riding down the Hot Wheels™ Extreme Roller Coaster
  • Durable poly construction will last for years to come
  • Maximum coaster weight: 75 lbs. (34 kg)
  • Adult assembly required
We’ve partnered with Step2 to give one lucky reader a Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster for their little race car fan, a $329 Value! Open to the continental US only. Ends 8/27/18 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!
Disclosures: This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter. Step2 is responsible for prize fulfillment. For questions about this giveaway, please contact thriftyniftymommy@yahoo.com.
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Original Smoked Grass-Fed Beef Sticks Giveaway!

Enter for your chance to win a box of 20 Original Smoked Grass-Fed Beef Sticks. Good luck!

Original Smoked Grass-Fed Beef Sticks Giveaway

Sponsored By:
Introducing Grass-Fed Beef Sticks From Landcrafted Food

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Hosted By: My Silly Little Gang

Co-Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy

1 Lucky Winner will receive a box of 20 Landcrafted Food Original Flavor Beef Sticks!

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$25 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!

This giveaway is perfect for the coffee lover! Enter for your chance to win a $25 gift card to Starbucks!

Summer is winding down which means it's time to start focusing in on the school time. Whether it's getting the kids ready or dealing with back to school traffic in the morning a little Starbucks can help you get to where you need. Here's a fantastic giveaway to get your day started right or to give you that mid-day boost! Enter to win a $25 Starbucks gift card! To enter, head below and enter the giveaway tools!

Giveaway is open to US & CAN and ends on 8/26 at 11:59pmEST! Must be 18+ to enter. Good luck!!!

Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Starbucks, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US & CAN , must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom
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