January 15, 2017 centsablesteals

There have been countless newspaper articles, books and even academic journals written about this topic. It’s a regular feature on programmes such as Super Nanny and it even appeared in one of the most successful successful children’s films ever made, so much so that it’s getting a reboot with a whole host of catchy songs. We’re talking about Mary Poppins, of course, and the scene where she persuades, with a little bit of magic, her charges Jane and Michael to tidy up their rather messy nursery.   Sadly, we don’t have a carpet bag full of magic tricks, or a…

January 12, 2017 centsablesteals

Cooking is one of those things that children love to be involved with – and it’s easy to see why. It’s creative, wonderfully messy, and they get to experience some tasty treats, too! And for parents, it’s an excellent way to introduce new foods to kids, as well as giving them some valuable life skills.   But, let’s face it – frazzled parents, children, and dangerous kitchens are not a good mix! And it’s important to understand that the kitchen is incredibly hazardous – not just for children, but for adults, too.   With this in mind, it’s time to…

December 23, 2016 centsablesteals

Home improvement is not just a seasonal commitment. As a homeowner, you likely know that, but it always helps to save certain indoor tasks for the colder winter months. With that in mind and January upon us, home maintenance expert Shane Kenny put together 10 tips for you to start the year out right with January home maintenance and improvement. Shane’s tips will leave you with a gratifying sense of satisfaction that you’re doing right by your home, your wallet, and your time. Check smoke and carbon monoxide detector Are your emergency devices still working and fully charged? Do they need…

December 13, 2016 centsablesteals

I am so excited to share a new product from PlayMonster to release in January of 2016! I was actually talking to a friend the other day about how there are tons of dolls for girls but not for boys. PlayMonster LLC announced today it has acquired the worldwide license for Wonder Crew ® , the headline-making toy line designed to empower boys to connect, nurture and build empathy through friendship, imagination and adventure. Wonder Crew is turning the table on the conversation about gender stereotypes and toys, which has largely been focused on presenting more options for girls to…

December 1, 2016 centsablesteals

It’s National Pup day and we’ve got Peppy Pup Fever! My husband loves kittens but puppies are a different story. We’re just not ready for a puppy. With the new Peppy Pup we can have our puppy without the full commitment. Young children and parents alike will love the irresistible personality of Peppy Pups from TPF Toys, the official plush dog of National Mutt Day, Friday, December 2nd. Peppy Pups™ brings to life the authenticity of puppy friendship, complete with a pup that follows its owner everywhere.    The cuddly plush puppy has a spring in its step and when walked…

October 13, 2016 centsablesteals

Halloween is quickly approaching, and it’s time to nail your family’s costumes down. In order to make sure you stay healthy while participating in the fun, Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A-to-Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide To Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, has created the ultimate recipe for nontoxic DIY face paint that the whole family can have fun making together! There are many dangerous toxicants found in conventional paints, including lead, nickel, cobalt, and chromium. This recipe is quick, easy, and a great alternative to the common varieties out there: Ingredients · 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch · ¼ tbsp…

October 13, 2016 centsablesteals

I am beyond excited to announce that Centsable Steals will be partnering with Rookie Chef this Holiday Season! Stay tuned to find out how why this should be at the top of your kids Christmas list this year! Rookie Chef was created to bring families together by introducing a way for kids to prepare food in a fun, safe environment. Our hope is that you find in Rookie Chef what we’ve found: that kids become empowered and creative. They take ownership and pride in their work. They are eager to learn and hard to keep up with. We spend more…

October 4, 2016 centsablesteals

Intelligent Beauty is a message that fitness expert Tracy Anderson has partnered with Ecco Bella to introduce to the world. Ecco Bella was founded out of protest to the use of animals; showing compassion and respect for all living beings on the planet is their reason for existence. In an effort to spread compassion, Ecco Bella gave Tracy Anderson a year’s sponsorship of Nicole the chimp through Primary Primates Incorporated.   Primary Primates Incorporated, a non-profit sanctuary in Texas, is helping to raise awareness, care and rehabilitate various non-native animals on October 4th, Great Apes Giving Day. Many of the…

September 30, 2016 centsablesteals

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches in October, Travalo, the leader in travel fragrance options, is thrilled to partner with Bright Pink. Bright Pink is on a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. For the month of October, 25% of all sales of the Travalo Excel, Classic HD, and Milano pink models (from left to right below) will be donated to Bright Pink. Consumers…

September 16, 2016 centsablesteals

The *NEW* Quilted Monkey Mat is your cushy, portable mat for in/outdoor use that can go everywhere! Luxurious yet affordable and with lots of fun features, you can enjoy the waterproof base, central loops for attaching items, spill resistant top, weighted corners, loops for stakes, and the attached ultra-compact pouch to take everywhere! Perfect for park, beach, dirty floors, concerts, picnics, sporting events, camping, and more. No more bulky blankets! So go ahead – Make your space, any place! My readers get to save! Use coupon code “USFAM” for $5 off + Free Shipping!