Category: Product Review

Back to School Favorites from Trader Joe’s

Great snacks for school With back to school on the horizon, it is time to start thinking about school lunches and snacks again. I have to admit, packing lunches is not one of my favorite things. I wish I was more into it. There are so many great ideas out there especially on Pinterest.

We usually make a run to Trader Joe’s to stock up on some of our back to school favorites. Now that I am shopping at ALDI, this may change a little for us in the months to come. I love to have convenient snacks available to throw into their backpacks. (more…)

Back to School Finds at Dollar Tree

How is it really already that time again? Time for buying back packs, markers, folders, paper, lunchboxes, etc. Back to School can be stressful when you are trying to find the best deals on all these items. Last week before we checked out Aldi’s, we decided to pop into Dollar Tree to scope out the best items for back to school!

Dollar Tree Back To School Shopping

Not all items are the best price or best quality at Dollar Tree.You really have to watch for prices related to quantity and brand. I always buy my markers and crayons at Target or Wal-Mart during Back to School sales when they have Crayola or Rose Art marked down. (more…)

My First Trip to ALDI – Favorite Finds

We have had an ALDI grocery store for at least a couple of years now. I have several friends who love it and have recommended different products to me. They have also told me about the great deals you can find there. I finally decided to make a visit there over the weekend. The weekend may not have been the best time to do this. Although, it was either go on the weekend or go with an unpredictable three year old.

Favorite Finds at ALDI

I knew before going that I would need to bring my own bags and that I would need a quarter for a grocery cart. In case you have never been, you do get the quarter back once you return the cart. These are a couple of things they do differently to keep prices lower. (more…)

Toddler Toy Roundup

This will most likely be the last post in the Toddler Tuesday series. Our baby is turning three next week so she will officially no longer be a toddler! She will now be a preschooler! It goes by way too quickly!

For my last post I want to do a Toddler Toy Roundup. This is a list of toys that we have enjoyed and have been beneficial to us over the past couple of years. Most of these are pretty inexpensive. It really doesn’t take a whole lot to make a toddler happy! (more…)

Dreamin Big Blog Hop – Scrapbooking Made Easy!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Dreamin Big Blog Hop! If you came from Danielle Tague DeNise’s blog you are in the right spot! If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants. After you check out my post please hop on over to jd designs for more inspiration!

Scrapbooking has always been one of my favorite hobbies but I just can’t seem to find the time! I probably have 10 years worth of photos that need a home. I have considered just slipping them all into albums and calling it a day. (more…)