Thursday, April 29, 2010

Great Deals at

Get $10 off
your first order of diapers
use code OnOurWay$49 min. total order

Angie at Baby Cheapskate clued me in to a great deal going on at right now.

There are multiple rebates and coupon codes going where you can really cash in on some money. I just placed my first order and saved a bundle on things we'll need in the near future. I might even place another order tomorrow to make use of the codes I couldn't tonight.

And to make it even sweeter if you use referral code: OnOurWay we'll each get five dollars in our account to use on our second order.

Use code SGEARTH1 to receive 10% off when you buy a Seventh Generation case of diapers and wipes.

Code 5FORMOM will save you $5 when you purchase diapers (5/9)

If you use the seventh generation deal above you can save another $3 when you use code 7THGEN2

And all new customers save $10 when they buy $49 in diapers and code OnOurWay

If you place your first order by 4/30 you can receive $5 credit on your next purchase

When you spend $75 you qualify for a $10 mir or a subscription to Parenting magazine

And everyone gets free shipping on orders over $49

Friday, April 23, 2010

Good Reads 4/23/10

Don't forget to enter the giveaway going on right now for a free Seventh Generation gift pack.

I'm still behind on reading everything in my rss feed but here are a few good things I've read in the last few days.

Sign up for the new Home Made Simple coupon book

Four Atypical things to do before you buy a home from The Simple Dollar

Win a months supply of Marcal Small steps products from The Northern Cheapskate.

Get Rich Slowly Can you afford to go Green?

How to make a tshirt apron from Craftzine

Ten tips for having a successful garage sale from money saving mom

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Seventh Generation natural cleaning GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to myblogspark.comand Seventh Generation I was able to try out a few of their environmentally friendly cleaning products and so can you!

Seventh Generation sent me (and maybe you);

2 Jumbo rolls of 100% recycled paper towels
1 bottle of disinfecting multi surface cleaning (Lemongrass & Thyme scent)
1 bottle of disinfecting bathroom cleaner (Lemongrass & Thyme scent)
1 bottle of disinfecting wipes
The book “The Conscious Kitchen” by Alexandra Zissu
And a nice carry all to keep it in.

I absolutely love the disinfecting multi surface spray. With our first little one on the way I like the fact it kills over 99% of germs naturally, including influenza A and H1N1. Since the cleaner is natural you can use it on anything including high chairs and children’s toys, a feature we’ll be using in the near future. The disinfecting spray isn’t something Matt and I would have even though could be all natural so we would have never tried it without this opportunity.

I also however really like what I’ve been able to read in the book. “The Conscious Kitchen” by Alexandra Zissu – I’ve only had time to flip through it so far but I can tell I’ll be using this book for reference a lot in the future. She list things to buy, foods to look for and questions to ask while you’re shipping. My favorite tip so far is her advice to start small. Don’t switch out all your cleaning products right away – instead start with just one, preferably the one you use the most. And she’s right I’m not ready to swap out everything right now but I can definitely start the change by buying the Seventh Generation multi surface cleaner for now on.

So now on to the giveaway!

There are four ways to enter and you can do so until next Thursday, April 29th at midnight.

Option 1: Leave a comment answering the following question.
“ According to the Consumer Product safety commission how many hazardous chemical products can be found in the average American home?”
*Take your best guess – answers do not have to be correct

Option 2: Become a fan of OnOurWay on facebook from the link HERE
Or leave a comment letting me know you already are

Option 3: Sign up to receive new post via email or RSS feed
you can sign up along the left hand side of the blog – or let me know if you already receive our updates

Option 4: Post about this giveaway somewhere and include a link back here
It can be a forum you visit, facebook twitter or your own blog – just make sure and leave me a link back to your post if possible.

Pick any of the four ways to enter or enter four times by doing all of them but just make sure for each entry you leave a comment with your contact info so I can contact you in case you win.

Remember you can enter until Thursday, April 29th at midnight. I’ll post the winner on Friday the 30th.

Free Sweepstakes and Contests

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More Big News

So Saturday I posted the big news about Owen and a promise that my posting would get better, but didn’t explain how/why that would happen. Well folks there are big changes coming for OnOurWay and the Harrison household. Yes, we’ve having a baby but there is also so much more that is going to happen.

July 1st will be my last day of work with my current company. Matt and I have worked really hard to lower our expenses, pay off debt and save up a nice emergency fund. Since January we’ve been paying all our bills with Matt’s income and saving mine (with a few exceptions). This has allowed us to also save up enough money that we plan to purchase a new “to us” vehicle in the next few months. For some odd reason GM did not design the two door Cavalier to be car seat friendly.

Our plan is for me to do the whole stay at home Mom thing for at least a few years (one minimum), but of course I’ll always be on the look out for ways to save/make money. I have quite a list started already.

But like I said I also have some ideas on how to improve OnOurWay. Of course the first few months after Owen is born will be hectic but once we get things settled down I plan to spend more time enhancing things around here. There are quite a few things I’ve wanted to do for a while but with working 45+ hours I just haven’t had time…. Ok ok I’ll be honest, what time I have had has been spent making/reading/preparing for a baby.

I do however plan to start adding many more reviews of not only local areas but lots of product reviews as well. I want to add more book reviews, ways for you earn money, and I’m expecting a lot more reader participation from you guys.

We’ll also get ourselves back on a blogging schedule (to be announced) and I’m willing to consider any ideas for items you guys would like to see on the blog. Feel free to send them my way through email. And remember these things won’t happen all at once but there will be steady improvement.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Where have I been?

So I’m not going to lie or make up excuses of why I haven’t posted. All I can say is I’ve had baby brain – which is all I’ve thought about the past few weeks are babies – well mainly my baby, but I promise I’ll get better.

In the last month Matt and I found out we’re having a boy and have even picked a name; Owen Joseph, and no we will NOT be calling him OJ. Anyway, since learning about little Owen all I can think about are baby socks, baby blankets, baby toys, the list goes on and on.

I actually have about 5/6 post hand written out where all I need to do is type them up, but alas rather than doing that I’ve spent my evenings crocheting baby Owen a hat and matching blanket.

Yet, I do promise to stop researching the best highchairs and safest cribs soon so I can get back to blogging. I’d do it now but I really need to finish reading every article/review on cloth diapers ever written first.