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What’s Going On?!

someday quote So a few of you may have noticed not much new is going on with Good Deal Mama lately.  And as much as I love to blog on this little piece of my world wide web, I have so much going on personally right now.

Not to get into much details {yet} we are selling our current home and building a new home.  Just days ago we got some news that changes somethings on the home front and we are currently dealing with that.

Believe me when I say that I would rather blog some days and when I get the chance to get on my computer and post things I do! I hope you will stick around for this transition period and bear with me on the days that I don’t get to post much!

Hopefully you will enjoy some of the recipes I have posted, or frugal DYI, or fun family activities you can do!


When all of the dust settles I am really excited to start showing you more of my home decor {on a budget of course!} DYI, recipes, fun and frugal activities and projects and of course continue to bring you some good deals!!


Thank you for your patience!!



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Disney’s New Movie Planes!

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 Did you hear about Disney’s New Movie Planes?!  I am so excited my boys are going to LOVE going to see this movie!

Get FREE Coloring pages and connect the dot Planes HERE

Disney’s PLANES releases in theaters everywhere on August 9th!

“Like” Disney’s PLANES on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DisneyPlanes

“Follow” Disney’s PLANES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyPictures

Visit the website: www.disney.com/Planes




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Dial Kids Body and Hair Wash *Review & Giveaway*

DK-ToolKit-Group-LRG I was lucky to be able to try out the NEW Dial® Kids Peachy Clean for ages 2+, and Dial® Kids Watery Melon for ages 6+. My kiddos are 4 and 7 so both these formulas are perfect for them!

I absolutely LOVE the new Dial kids body & hair wash!

Here’s why:

  • My kids don’t think they are “babies” so they don’t want to use a baby shampoo or wash. With this they feel “grown-up”
  • Less product clutter in my bath tub or shelf. One product that does two jobs = awesome. Always!
  • EASY to use this all over their bodies. SO makes getting two little squirmy boys clean quickly! My older son also like to “shower himself” sometimes and this way I don’t have to worry if he’s using the correct products on his hair or body. There’s no worries he can’t mess up with this product
  • Bottles are easy to grip with their awesome design. So when you are wet and soap its not going to slip away!
  • SMELLS amazing. In turn my kids smell amazing. The bathroom always smells amazing.
  • Oh and the Peachy Clean for ages 2+ is “Tear Free Formula” so no worries about suds in your little ones eyes!
  • I have bought other kinds of these types of “washes” at the stores and they are so cheap and slimy. The Dial washes are such high quality and actually feel like they get your kids clean, unlike they other brands! No contest!

Enter the Dial Kids sweepskates here! One lucky winner will receive $1,000, while 250 second place winners get to try NEW NEW Dial® Kids Body & HairWashfor FREE!

Wanna win your very own bottle for your kids to try?! Of Course you do! Follow the instructions below to win your very own bottle from Good Deal Mama and Dial!

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Wonder Who Is Behind This Blog?

about me I just updated the About Me page and thought maybe some of you would like to know a little bit more about who is behind this blog. SO if you feel inclined, head over here and read a little bit more about me 

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Arm & Hammer Tooth Tunes Sweepstakes & Review #ToothTunes1D

ToothTunes_logo I was given the opportunity to try out the ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ One Direction Toothbrush and of course as soon as I opened the package my two sons were fighting over who got to use it! I had to get another one because they both thought it was the “COOLEST toothbrush ever”

They both LOVE that the toothbrush plays music through the bristles so they can hear it while they brush! I love that the song plays for 2 minutes so they brush for the dentist’s recommended brushing time! And they enjoy it!


Of course my older son is a One Direction fan so he loved that his toothbrush plays “One Thing”. That’s the cool thing about ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ toothbrushes is that they play “current” songs so your kids will enjoy using them!

If you have a One Direction fan you are going to want to enter the Brush with Tooth Tunes™, Rock with One Direction Sweepstakes! Enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize, four tickets to a One Direction concert in August 2013. There will also be 100 First Prize Winners will receive One Direction prize packs, with One Direction merchandise.

To enter, follow the below steps:

  • Create an optional video of yourself or your kids brushing with One Direction ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ for your chance to be featured on ToothTunes.com! (A video is not required for entry.)



Disclaimer: I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ partnered in support of this campaign. ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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Dial Coconut Water Body Wash *Giveaway*!

CoconutWaterSweeps_large Dial has a new body wash with Coconut water in it! Did you know that women for years have been using coconut water to help hydrate and nourish their skin? Now you can too with Dial Cococnut Water body wash!

I was given a bottle to try and it smells delish and is so refreshing to my skin! I love anything coconut!

Now through March 31st, head on over to the Dial’s Facebook page and click on the “Healthier Skin” tab to enter to win a FREE bottle of Coconut Water body wash (250 winners!) or a $1,000 grand prize (1 winner!). A random drawing will take place on or around April 4th. Plus print a $1.00/1 coupon!

Enter to win your very own bottle of Dial with Coconut Water right here on Good Deal Mama! Three Winners chosen!


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Joss & Main :: My Decor Style!

I thought I would share a little of my decor style since we are moving in the next few months and I am changing my currents homes style from a “country – love, live, laugh” theme to a more farmhouse chic, shabby chic, primitive, industrial style …I don’t really know what to call it, but here are a few of the things I love! They are currently available for sale at my new favorite shopping site for home decor, Joss & Main

Joss and Main


These are the bar stools I want for my island:

stool i love

A coffee table I would love to have:

Barbary+Coast+Coffee+Table Love these decor items:




So that’s just a little peak of items I would love to buy over on Joss & Main. Do you share my love of vintage-y items? What did you find at Joss & Main that you love??

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Curly Girl Method :: How to Have Healthy Curls!

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If you have wavy, curly, or unruly hair you need to read this! I never heard about this until September of this past year and couldn’t believe NO ONE had ever mentioned it to me!?! I have had curly hair all my life, during my preteen’s it got more volume and less “curl” because I didn’t know how to care for it. I was in a constant battle with my hair!

Then I learned about the Curly Girl method and do believe EVERYbody with even a wave in their hair needs to know about it!

Let me just take you on a little photo tour of my journey with the Curly Girl method

uncurly hair

This is about 2 summers ago when I *thought* I knew how to care for my curls. They were dry and undefined

before curly girl

This photo was taken the day I decided to start curly girl method. I had had enough with dry, unruly curly hair. Look at it! It’s just gross!

9 days

This photo is 9 days into “curly girl method” and I was already seeing healthier hair. More moisturized and defined curls

nice curls

Here is a more recent photo of my now healthier curls. I still have a ways to go because it can take months for the health of your curls to come back. But I think you can tell how much better they are!

back of curls

And a back view of my healthier curls! {Did you just scroll up to see my before back shot?} Well here they are side by side:
before after curly girl

So now that you just seen a billion pictures of me are you asking HOW? How did I get my dry, unruly hair to give me healthier curls? The answer is I follow the Curly Girl Method.

I will give you a brief run down of how it works.

Curly hair is drier and has less moisture then other types of hair. You need to avoid two things: Sulfates and Silicones:

Typical shampoo contains harsh chemicals called sulfates, which strip hair of its natural oils and moisture. Check your label of your dish soap and then check your shampoo they both contain sulfates! Which is great for greasy, dirty dishes but not so great for your dry, damaged hair!

As most shampoos contain sulfates, most conditioners, and various other styling products (ex. serums, gels), contain various silicones. They are used to make your hair shiny-looking. The only way to remove (most) silicones is with sulfates. Since, with the method, you won’t use any sulfates, it is important to avoid heavy silicones. If you continue to use silicones, they will build up on your hair and it won’t be pretty

So you “wash” with conditioner {one that DOES NOT have silicone in it}. Avoid sulfates and silicone in products you put in your hair. Plus there are a TON of other things you can do to “help” your hair look better.  Those are just the main things to do to help your hair!

If you would like you can purchase the Curly Girl Method book here from Amazon . You should also check out Naturallycurly.com where there is a ton of great info!


Update: Many of you email to ask what I use on my hair 
I use Sauve coconut conditioner “to wash” with and then I use a conditioner from Sally Beauty its called GVP Conditioning Balm: Compare to Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm you can find it HERE

I don’t use a towel on my hair, I use an old tshirt. I sometimes do a “plop” to dry my hair
Then I use Eco Styler Krystal Styling Gel that you can find here to style my hair.
I do sometimes use the method of drying my hair with a diffuser blow dryer attachment while “crunching” it and that can help with definition of your curls too


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