Sammy Makes Six

Nov 19, 2014

Clean That Epic Mess Fast & Easy

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I'm not usually embarrassed to share my life with you all, but today might just be the first time. I pride myself in being a neat person, not a super clean freak like my mom, but a neat and tidy person. I like to have everything in its place and I do a quick cleaning and vacuuming every other day. That's why I was completely shocked when I took my new Eureka SuctionSeal 2.0 vacuum for a spin yesterday and saw exactly how NOT clean my house really is. OMG, can you say gross? 


But before we get into my tale of just how epicly gross my house is, let's start at the beginning. I had a great Eaureka vacuum that I gave Munkey when she moved. To make it easier on myself purchased a small stick vacuum that was pretty inexpensive. Our place is small, and with only Adrian, Sam and myself, I didn't see the need to have spend more on a new one. It wasn't until I adopted little Rocky two months ago, that I realized this little stick vacuum was not going to cut it with all the fur she sheds. I headed to Walmart and purchase the new Eureka SuctionSeal 2.0 vacuum. This baby was right in the middle of the vacuuming aisle and it totally called my name when I saw that it has focus suction power on ALL of my surfaces. With the dog shedding all over the house, and three kinds of floors, I knew this needed to be our new vacuum. Currently on roll back from only $129 from $148.88, this vacuum is one to keep in mind for keeping the house clean during the holidays for sure. 


After using it a week, I am in love with this machine. Not only did I discover after the first vacuum (picture on top) that my house was NOT getting clean at all with the little stick vacuum, but we saw just how much fur the dog was shedding. I love the little dog, but I don't want to live with all of that fur all over the furniture and covering all the surfaces. I've been pulling out the Eureka SuctionSeal 2.0 to do a thorough cleaning every other day. 


It gets rid off all the small messes, like my little girls arts and crafts mess. It picks up bigger messes like oatmeal, coffee and cereal spills. The tool attachment lets me get to all those small places, and it gets all the cobwebs from up high. Plus it cleans the stairs really well, they get the most traffic in the house and can get pretty gross. 


And it does an incredibly thorough job cleaning all of the floors. The suction on this vacuum is so strong you can feel it when running it over a rug, and after that horrible picture above, we are finally starting to feel like the house is clean. 


Having a pet is nice, but we were not prepared for the fur and the pet dander. The Eureka SuctionSeal 2.0 has taken control of the issue and giving me peace of mind that all that fur is not floating around waiting to land on our food. NOW I know that I can welcome our family and friends during the holidays and that the house is actually clean! Got an epic mess like I did? Check out the Eureka SuctionSeal 2.0 at Walmart. Check out just how awesome it is at cleaning everyday epic messes. 

RSVP for #Thankful4Savings Twitter Party



Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we're excited to host a party about staying grateful with so many new things in November!  On Monday, November 24th from 3-4pm ET, please join us for the #Thankful4Savings Twitter Party where we'll be discussing how you remain grateful and how Walmart Family Mobile helps you stay connected, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

Walmart Family Mobile has been my cell phone carrier for a year now and it's been one of the best decisions I have ever made. My girls each have an unlimited line and can rack up as many minutes, texts and web browsing as they want, without me having to feel the pain once the bill arrives. Opening my cell phone bill used to be one of the most painful times of the month for me. Now we have a set bill each month and I am a simple text or call away from each of my girls at all times. I'm thankful for having peace of mind at such an affordable price. Join us for the #Thankful4Savings Twitter Party so we can talk about the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans and how you too can be grateful for a smaller cell phone bill.

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DATE: Monday, November 24th
TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 - $50 Walmart Gift Card
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PRIZE 2: - (1) $100 Walmart Gift Card & Samsung Galaxy Exhibit smartphone ($79.88)
PRIZE 3: - (1) $100 Walmart Gift Card & LG Optimus L90 smartphone (119.88)
PRIZE 4: - (1) $100 Walmart Gift Card & Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2 smartphone ($129.88)
PRIZE 5: - (1) $100 Walmart Gift Card & ZTE ZMAX smartphone ($179.88)
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Nov 16, 2014

RSVP #GladeHolidayMood Twitter Party



Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party helping you get ready for the holidays with Glade! !  On Thursday, November 20th at 1 pm ET, please join us for the #GladeHolidayMood Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing our favorite holiday scents by Glade, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

Nothing gets me in the holiday mood faster than holiday fragrance filling my entire home. I love being able to affordably fill my home with the wonderful holiday scents from the Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection. My favorite scent is Sprakling Spruce, which fills my house with the scent of fresh Christmas trees. This is a great one to pull out if you put up an artificial tree and are missing that real Christmas tree scent. Join us for the #GladeHolidayMood Twitter Party so we can chat about our favorite holiday fragrances and the upcoming holiday season!

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DATE:  Thursday, November 20, 2014
TIME:  1:00 to 2:00 pm ET
PRIZE #1:  1 –  $100 Visa Gift Card
PRIZE #2:  1 –  $100 Visa Gift Card
PRIZE #3:  1 –  $100 Visa Gift Card
PRIZE #4:  1 –  $100 Visa Gift Card
PRIZE #5:  1 –  $100 Visa Gift Card
PRIZE #6    1 –   $100 Visa Gift Card
EARLY BIRD PRIZE:  1 – $50 Visa Gift Card

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Nov 13, 2014

Thankful For Savings w/ Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Thankful4Savings #CollectiveBias

I love the holiday season, but let me tell you that it is also an incredibly stressful time. There are so many expenses that come along with the holidays, and how I hate having to worry about everything being so expensive! Thankfully there are something things in life that don't cost all that much and a lot of those things are the best things! Take family & friends and the opportunity to spend extra time with them during the holidays. Also the time off the kids get from school and that we get to spend together as a family. This is going to be a very special year for us because all of the small children are here and the girls and I are going to do our very best to try to make it really special for all of them. We are also very thankful for our extended family and friends, who will not be near us but who are always in our thoughts. Thanks to Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web we will be able to stay in touch with all those special people via phone calls, texts and social media updates. 


This is where our phone service is invaluable to us, and we are still using Wal-Mart's Family Mobile plan which is only $34.88 a month and the only reason that all of us are able to have a line without having to stress the bill. This year I really want to be able to get all four of the girls a nice upgrade, and I went to Walmart to see what I could find for them that will be nice, BUT in my budget. Jack is the only one of the girls that works and uses her phone for work, so I really wanted to find her something extra special. The ZMAX Phablet was the perfect choice for her and today was her day off so I  went ahead and gave it to her early. I wanted to see her face when she saw how big this phone is!


Feast your eyes on this beauty! The ZMAX Phablet is an oversized cell phone for the person that uses their phone for everything. 


Not only does this beauty have a super large screen for games, Netflix and all of her work things, but it has an 8 megapixel camera! We take tons and tons of photos, especially of the kids. This phone will allow her to leave the big camera at home and use it for her day-to-day picture taking. 



The ZMAX Phablet was on sale for $199.88, which is a very nice price when you compare it to some of the phones out there right now, and with Family Mobile there is no contract! That right there is the reason that I joined this service after years of struggling with a contract service. I said goodbye to overage fees, limited data/minutes and the rest of the hassles that come with contracts. With Family Mobile all my girls have a small bill that they each pay and we don't have to fight about the big bill at the end of the month. 



Instead we can concentrate on enjoying our phone calls, movies and unlimited texting. 


These girls are 19,20,22 and 24 and 7, can you just imagine how much data and texts they use? Thank goodness we have unlimited! Head on over to Walmart and check out the Family Mobile plan for yourself. Pick a phone and grab the $25 starter kit and you will be on your way to being thankful for a smaller bill too. 



This November I am thankful for so many things. Instead of stressing the expenses, I am going to concentrate on all of the positives. I can't wait to do all of the shopping for everyone too, that's always a lot of fun for me. It will be so nice to give the other girls a nice upgrade and give the kids all kinds of toys! The holidays are a very special time of the year and I am thankful for the opportunity to make it really great for my family. 

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Nov 12, 2014

#OOTD Floral Combat

Floral high-low dress Forever 21 Girls // lace-up combat boots Rampage //
Tank provided by the Army




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