Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Hey everyone! New Mama Diaries is now a self-hosted blog!  If you are following me from, please update your feeds and/or follow my new self-hosted blog or on bloglovin.

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Create a Children’s Book with Blurb

If you’ve ever dreamed of creating your own children’s book, here’s your chance!  You're never to old to read a children's book OR to make one! That's why Blurb is the perfect option to make your dreams of writing your own book come true.   Blurb is offering 10% off right to create your very own children’s book. 
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Making a Blurb children’s book is a great way to get in touch with your inner child and free your creativity in unexpected ways. You don’t have to have everything figured out when you start... Maybe you just have the kernel of an idea, or a few funny sentences or quick sketches. The important thing is to let your imagination run wild. Free the book (and the kid) within. Take your ideas to Blurb today and get 10% off using the code: TENPERCENT until 9/22.  You can start creating your book here today!

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Calling All Crafters! Craftsy Saleabration: Up to 75% Off

Craftsy Craftsy is having an awesome promotion in which all of their courses, fabric and yarn are up to 75% off!  Yep, up to 75%, a huge savings!  It doesn’t get much better than that, especially with the holidays being right around the corner.  

If you aren’t one of the 2 million members currently experiencing everything that Craftsy has to offer, here is what you are missing:
  • A wide selection of online crafting classes from the best instructors from around the world, ranging from quilting and knitting to cooking and fine art
  • Classes you can watch anywhere, from any device with an internet connection
  • Unlimited access to your Craftsy classes - watch them as many times as you like, as long as you’d like!
  • A wide selection of fabric and yarn at great prices
  • A community of like-minded enthusiasts to share your hard work with
Take advantage of the Craftsy sale to try one of their classes, starting at $9.99. The sale begins on Saturday, September 14th and runs through Saturday, September 21st.

Check out the sale here!
Craftsy also has a great affiliate program !  When you join the Craftsy affiliate program you can earn $10 for each friend who's approved.

Here’s a few Program Highlights

  • 30% commission on all course sales
  • $1 for every new registered Craftsy account
  • 30 day cookie
  • $10 affiliate referrals: Invite your website-owning and blogging friends to join the Craftsy affiliate program and earn $10 for each friend who's approved.

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Happy Crafting!

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Freebie Friday | Festive Halloween Printable + Discounted Halloween Costumes

It's that time of the year again, yep, already! Halloween (and well the entire Holiday season) is right around the corner.  I wanted to share an awesome website with you all that has a huge and discounted selection of costumes, plus free shipping!
With just a month to go, you have some time to still decide what you want to be and get all the accessories to complete the ensemble. You can browse through hundreds of costumes, like witches & monster ones, to help you decide and get ideas for what you want to be.  Dressing up is always fun, and Costumes4less is your one stop shop to begin this fun.
Check out Costumes4Less to get your costumes and save today!

Now what everyone's been waiting on, the free printable:
HappyHalloweenThey are roughly 2”x3”, so you can easy find 2”x4” shipping labels in your local office supply store or on here.
You could also laminate the labels and use a double stick tape to affix the printables to whatever object you are using.  I strongly recommend laminating, because it will ensure durability.  It will also allow you to switch out the printables to put on other objects or to use again in the future if you plan on saving them.
Download the file here. - Please take note that these are for personal use only!  I would never charge for these, so please don’t take them and try to use them for commercial use.  This is why they are FREE for use. :-)

I’d love to know how you would use these printables!  Also, are you ready for Halloween?  Do you know or have any ideas for what you (and your family) are going to be for Halloween?
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

zulily Major Sale Alert {9/13-9/19}

For all you zulily lovers, I just got word that they are having a huge sale right now.  They have sales on everything from from Halloween costumes to Tom Ford.  Promotions range from 50%-75% off cross categories!

Link Up! | A Lovely Blog Hop

Hey everyone! I am co-hosting A Lovely Blog this week.  How exciting, yay!  Join us in linking up with me and my fellow hosts and co-hosts.  We look forward to connecting and sharing with you all this week!  

Welcome to A Lovely Blog Hopwhere each Thursday we have the grand opportunity to meet and connect with lovely new bloggers, such as myself! Now you have something to do and somewhere to go on Thursdays!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tattler Thursday #18 Blog & Social Media Hop

Hey everyone! I am so excited to be co-hosting Tattler Thursday Blog Hop again this week! Join us in linking up with me and my fellow hosts and co-hosts. We look forward to connecting and sharing with you all this week!
Hiya Snappers! Welcome back to the 18th week of the Tattler Thursday Blog and Social Network Hop!

Baby Buys Haul ~ Old Navy & JC Penney’s

Baby Buys Haul | NewMamaDiaries.blogspot.comSo Saturday I found myself back out at Old Navy, I know…I know, getting more baby clothes.  I’ve unleashed a beast!  However, its now without good cause and reason.  My poor kid didn’t really have any clothes, since we are team GREEN, we hadn’t really done any clothes shopping for little one.  Also, I couldn’t pass up Old Navy’s 30% baby sale.  I’m still getting my extra 10% for opening up the card, so in essence I got 40% off everything.  Plus…..I had I a $10 off $50 coupon.  And to bonus the whole thing, the cashier checked my previous receipt to see if I could get a price adjustment on anything I’d previous purchased from my last trip their.  I was also returning two items, so that also took off from my purchase total.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Affiliate Opportunity | Earn $ with Blurb

Hey everyone!  I recently came across an awesome blogger affiliate opportunity that I wanted to share with you all.  Right now if you join the Blurb Affiliate Program, you will get $10 for every person you refer who is approved for the program.  As bloggers I know we are always looking for ways to pay it forward, and this is a great one! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Apps You Should Have! Pt. 2

AppsYouShouldHave Pt.2 |

Apps You Should Have Pt. 2

I told you all I had a part two coming and here it is!  These are apps that I have on my phone that I use everyday.  Many these apps cut out having to print things out, which saves us all paper and ink.  I try to do my part and live as environmentally savvy as possible, plus one less piece of paper isn’t weighing down my purse.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Baby This Week | 34 Weeks
Let’s hope my child doesn’t actually look like this, lol!
The Facts – Baby is taking deep breaths this week. The eyes can blink and are open when it’s awake and closed when asleep, and the pupils dilate and constrict in reaction to light. Baby is about 18 inches and weighs about 5 pounds.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Shopping: 5 Tips for Saving Money & Scoring Great Deals

5 Tips for Saving Money & Scoring Great Deals at Your Favorite Retailers |
Welcome to part 1 of my Money Matters & Budgeting series!
I thought I’d piggy-back off my recent haul post with a follow-up on how I score such awesome deals while shopping.  I have always been an avid shopper, but I also have an immense background in working in the Retail industry.  So, I’m here to give you some industry insight and give you tips on how to save.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fall Haul ~ Old Navy, Charlotte Russe, Bath & Body Works…and a Baby Buy!

I did some shopping…okay it was an all out haul over the Labor Day weekend.  I hadn’t been shopping my entire pregnancy, and pretty much in an entire year.  It felt really nice to finally get some things just for me (and well a few things for baby too).  When I shop I usually just do the weekly grocery and household shopping.  Even if I go somewhere like Bath & Body Works, I rarely shop for myself there anymore.  I typically just get soaps or home fragrance or bodycare for my husband, since he like the Men’s shower gels and body sprays. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

August 2013 Birchbox Unveil

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