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Friday, December 18, 2015

How to Create a #FullHomeHappyHome {and a $100 Sam's Club GC Giveaway}

This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence and Sam's Club. All opinions are my own.


Tis the season of all things merry and bright. It's also the season for all things go-go-go! With a family of seven, we are constantly on the go. McKinley has cheer practice and competitions, Jonah had his first Spelling Bee competition, Jake had a Winter Concert with the school band, my husband and I had a wedding to attend, and we've all had holiday parties to go to. With all of these events, it's left very little time for things like grocery shopping and house cleaning. 

[McKinley's team came in FIRST PLACE!]

[Jonah came in 7th place in his 5th grade Spelling Bee.]

[Jake plays percussion in his middle school band. The concert was a success!]

I love having a large family. But, with having a large family comes large jobs...lots of laundry, lots of dishes, and lots of trips to the grocery store. Add to that it being the holidays and things just.get.crazy.

One of my most favorite stores to shop is Sam's Club. I love that I can get my family's favorite foods and everyday essentials in bulk, meaning I have to grocery shop less often. Winning! Best part, I can go online, shop at my convenience, and show up to pick my order after I drop McKinley at practice or before I pick up the kids from school. Goodness knows, I don't like dragging five kids in to any store, for any amount of time. This leaves me more time to decorate my home and cook my favorite dishes. Oh, and all of the other activities and events that come up along the way. 

Last week, I went to Sam's Club with a $150 budget. I was able to get...

  • Tide Pods 120 loads
  • Gain Fireworks in-wash scent booster
  • a super plush throw blanket
  • a new 10-piece knife set [that I've desperately been needing]
  • a large roll of christmas gift wrapping paper
  • 2 large spools of christmas gift wrapping ribbon
  • a 5-lb bag of Tyson fully cooked chicken tenders
  • a 2-pack of orange juice
  • a 2-pack of apple juice
  • a bundle of bananas
  • a container of gourmet macaroni and cheese
  • Suave shampoo and conditioner
I went over by only $2-$3, but was more than happy with all that I was able to get with $150. That's laundry for a couple of weeks, at least two dinners, enough wrapping paper for two years, knives that I have needed for years, a blanket that has already become our favorite, and enough juice to quench the thirst of all five kids for at least a week. Imagine what you could buy with $150. The average person saves $97 when shopping at Sam's Club. It's enough to have a Full Home, Happy Home!


[Our dog, Emma, LOVES our new blanket...we all fight over it!]

Enter to WIN one of five $100 Sam's gift cards below. Good luck!

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