Saturday, August 30, 2008


Do you know of anyone looking for a beautiful home to rent in South Jordan, Utah in the Daybreak neighborhood? You can check out my ad here. I make a great Landlord :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Today has been declared Nie Nie Day throughout the blogging and internet world, specifically by Design Mom. Stephanie, the writer of the Nie Nie Dialogues blog was recently in a private airplane accident with her husband and a flight instructor. The instructor passed away and Stephanie and her husband were left in critcal condition with severe burns. They are both coming out of it but it will be a long road to recovery. I do not know her and had never read her blog until today but I have been so touched by all of the people reaching out to Stephanie and her family. Design Mom has decided to declare today Nie Nie Day and try to raise as much money as possible for Stephanie and her family to help cover the hospital bills and everything else coming their way. There are 300+ auctions going on now through Sunday night in their honor. There are some wonderful things out there so go and check them out. You can link them through Design Mom's Site.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Here is a link for a $5 off $25 or more at Babies R' Us through Monday, September 1st. There are also a lot of other coupons on the page such as $20 off a car seat that is $99 or more, $10 off a swing, etc.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Although they are terribly expensive, owners of the Bob Strollers and Chariot bike trailers/strollers LOVE them. If you want to own one too then now is a good time to get a good deal at REI. Take 20% off all BOB and Chariot strollers at REI through September 1. The strollers ship free to any REI store for pickup. Otherwise, a $30 oversize shipping charge applies.

Monday, August 25, 2008


My amazingly talented friend Chelsea is the creator of the darling Tater Tots that you see above. These are a few of her newest designs and I am dying over them. I think they are so darling and unique. Chelsea hand makes each one and is so creative. She has more designs than I could ever dream of. Go check them out!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Right now at you can get the Fisher Price Starlight Papasan Swing or the Butterfly Garden Papasan swing each for only $95.99 with free shipping (regularly $159.99). These are both great swings that are just like the Nature's Touch Papasan that I own and love, but the benefit to these 2 swings is that they can plug in so you don't have to go through a lot of expensive batteries. For me it all depends on the color of the swing because it ends up becoming a piece of furniture in your home, but if the blue or pink works for you then go for it!

They also have a bunch of other Fisher Price baby gear items for great prices on right now.


On right now you can buy 1 Thomas DVD and get 1 free and the best part is they are only $6.06 each and you get free shipping and tax. I picked the DVDs with the wooden train that are included for only $9.10, so for $3 more I got 2 wooden trains. Follow the link above and if it doesn't automatically give you one free at checkout then enter B1G1THOM0808. They have a large selection, but the Best of Thomas pictured above is already sold out.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Old Navy is doing a special jeans sale on Saturday (August 22nd) only. Adult jeans are $12, kids jeans are only $7. It only applies to certain styles. I bought my son's online tonight (at 10:00 mst). If you buy something from piperlime you get free shipping. Or if you buy at least one item from GAP and use code MULTISTORE or MULTI1 you can get free shipping that way.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Today through Sunday it is circle of friends at Gymboree. You can get 30% off your entire purchase and you can earn gymbucks. Subscribe to their emails and get the 30% off coupon.


And the winner is...
Diana and Fam who said, "That is one of the neatest things I have ever seen! Hope I win!"

It was a random drawing for anyone who was wondering! You all had a fair chance.

Diana, email me with your contact info. so we can get the Bath Luve to you. I also left you a comment on your blog.


Linens N' Things filed Chapter 11 and is restructuring. They are closing several stores across the country. Have you had any close in your area? I saw one in Murray and in Park City, Utah. I am sure it gets pretty picked over, but toward the end they mark everything down to 80-90% off. Keep an eye out in your area, you may just find some good deals.

The NY Post said, "Linens 'n Things has already announced two rounds of store closings. The first affected 120 of its 589 locations across 47 states. Earlier the company said it plans to close an additional 87 stores."

I personally don't know how they can compete with Bed Bath and Beyond. BB&B has always given cash back for returns and accepts expired coupons (2 things LNT does not do).

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Heather over at Freebies 4 Mom has assembled a great list of a bunch of companies that will give you something free or a discount on your birthday. There is also a list for kid's birthdays too. Some of my favorites are: Baskin Robbins, Cold Stone, Noodles & Co., Children's Place coupon.

*Thanks Lindsey for the tip.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Have you seen the Warmsies from Snug a Bug? They are like thermals for babies! They come in 0-4 months up to 3T. They are made TempRite polyester which is designed to keep your baby dry and comfortable. A top-of-the-line, high-tech fabric used by elite outdoor companies, TempRite's layers perform dual functions. An inside surface wicks moisture away from your baby's skin to the exterior fabric where it quickly evaporates. Moisture control regulates your baby's temperature as you move from warm to cold environments. Soft to the touch and exceptionally breathable, TempRite will keep your baby warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

TempRite is absorbent and quick drying, offers sun protection (UPF 15), is extremely comfortable against baby's sensitive skin, and is machine washable.

No more having to layer your child so much that they can't fit (or be safe) in their car seat. Just put the warmsies under their clothes (or halloween costume, even) and you will be set!

Click here to find where to puchase them.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Have you heard that the release of the Twilight movie was moved up? It was going to be released on Dec. 12th, but because Harry Potter got moved to next summer, there was an opening and now Twilight will be in Theatres on November 21st!

Click here to go to the site. Don't click on the pic. above, it won't work. is the only picture I could download about the movie.

*Thanks Corie for the tip!


Tutus and Turtles is having a 1st birthday giveaway celebration all week. Today's giveaway is worth over $700. Head on over and check it it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Have you ever been overwelmed trying to bathe a newborn and have them scream the entire time because they are cold and miserable? The Bath Luve is the perfect solution to a happy and calm bath time and it is oh so cute! It is made to perfectly go around their neck and shoulders and cover their torso and private parts to keep them warm, but allow them to move their arms and legs. They have 3 darling designs: a frog, duck and fish and the best part is that they are very affordable so you can buy a few of them. They are only $6.99. Wouldn't these make a fun shower gift?

It was invented by a mother who was frustrated with her babies being cold and unhappy in the tub. She made a prototype of the Bath Luve and used it on her children and it has now become what you see today.

The owner and inventor of the Bath Luve, Amy Seckinger, has been kind enough to offer a giveaway of a Bath Luve to a Karen's Tips reader!

Just leave a comment on this post by 10:00 p.m. mountain standard time on August 20th and I will announce the winner on the 21st. Duplicate comments will be disqualified.

*If you do not have your email on a blog profile or a blog I can access to let you know you have won, then leave your email.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


My friend entered her daughter in a cute kid contest at her credit union and the child with the most online votes wins. It is that simple and my friend would win a trip!

I am hoping to cash in on a little kindness from my readers and ask you all to go on the credit union's site and vote for "Sadie." It will only take a moment of your time and I would really appreciate it.

You can vote everyday if you want too!

Click here to vote. Look for the picture above and vote for Sadie.

Monday, August 11, 2008


I have always loved the look of Petunia Pickle Bottom bags, but I couldn't justify having one because I knew the beautiful fabric just wouldn't hold up the way I would want it to. they make a glazed fabric that you can wipe clean and several of their bags can hang from your stroller handles. These are 2 requirements I have in a diaper bag (that it can wipe clean and hang from my stroller handles) so I am sold! I really want the Touring Tote pictured above because now that my son is over 2 I don't need to tote as much around, but I still want the functionality of a bag that is designed to hold diapers, wipes, etc.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Halloween costumes are starting to come out of the woodworks. If you want something specific (or if your kid's do), then you have to jump on them right away.
Here are some of my favorite places for costumes for Babies and Toddlers:
2 Websites: (for all kids and adults)
-Buy Costumes (great selection, 110% price guarantee and easy returns) fun animals costumes for babies called the "Elite collection."
-Halloween Express (the entire line of Tom Arma costumes are sold exclusively through them)
*Tom Arma makes incredible baby/kid animal costumes that are so darling and real looking. They aren't cheap, but they are sooo cute! Check them out. I love the gorilla and the skunk. Well...I love them all.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


The Fisher Price Papasan Cradle Swing is on sale at Amazon for $84.99 with free shipping! It retailed for $139.99. They came out with a new version of this swing that is brown and green so they are closing out the swing pictured above. This is one of my all time favorite baby items. My son loved this swing. It was so comfortable and he loved swinging from side to side. You can buy it from the link on the side of my blog too.



I went into my email and followed the tracking Walmart gave me and it showed me that it had been delivered yesterday. I went out to my mailbox and it was there! So...check your tracking online and then watch your mailboxes (or doorsteps as other commenters have posted)!

Awhile ago I posted that you could preorder Breaking Dawn through and you should receive it on or around August 2nd. Well...I still have not received it. Has anyone else had this problem? If you have received it from Walmart, tell us how it was shipped. Did you get it on your doorstep or your mailbox?


I love Baby Gap Jeans for my son, but is is hard to swallow the $25 for them at times. Right now you can buy one pair and get one for 50% off. Applies to Gap Kids and Baby Gap for a limited time.


Gymboree is having a great back to school and back to preschool sale right now on their newest lines. You can also get an additional 20% off with a coupon they sent out and right now most of the prices online have the additional 20% off already figured in.

Also watch for the Baby Sale to happen in a few weeks or so where all of the regular priced items are $10, $15 or $20.