March 23, 2017

Free Amazon Prime 30-Day Trial

Saving money is in my DNA. My grandmother taught me a boatload of valuable life skills, one of which was how to save a few bucks here and there. Call me thrifty, cheap, a bargain hunter. Call me what you will, but don't dishonor the family tradition of frugality by turning up your nose. I rarely pay retail. For anything.
One of the ways I make my money work for me is by stretching every dollar. I've had an Amazon Prime membership for several years, and I love it. Here's your chance to check out the benefits and try it FREE.
Sign up for an Amazon Prime 30-day Free Trial.
Only $99 annual membership program earns you special benefits:
* Instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes
* Borrow Kindle books
* Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping (no minimum order size)

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Complete Amazon Prime Benefit List (as of March 2017)
FREE Two-Day Shipping on eligible items to addresses in the contiguous U.S. and other shipping benefits.
FREE Same-Day Delivery in eligible zip codes.
Prime Now: Get FREE two-hour delivery or scheduled delivery on over 10,000 items, from groceries to electronics and more. Plus, get free delivery from your favorite local stores. Available in eligible zip codes only.
Restaurant Delivery: Get FREE one-hour delivery from popular restaurants with Prime Now. Available in eligible zip codes only.
FREE Release-Date Delivery: FREE Release-Date Delivery on eligible pre-order items delivered on their release date to ZIP codes within the continental U.S.
Prime Video: Unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or free trial members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Prime Music: Unlimited, ad-free access to hundreds of Prime Playlists and more than a million songs for members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Prime Photos: Secure unlimited photo storage and enhanced search and organization features in Amazon Drive for you and the members of your Family Vault.
Prime Pantry: Access to Prime Pantry, where members can purchase and ship to addresses in the contiguous U.S. low priced grocery, household, and pet care items for a flat delivery fee of $5.99 for each Prime Pantry box. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
Amazon Elements: Access to Amazon Elements products, Amazon's own line of everyday essentials.
Amazon Dash for Prime: Never run out of your favorite products with Amazon Dash Button.
Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on
Kindle Owners' Lending Library: access to members in the U.S.
Prime Reading: You can borrow books, magazines, and more from the Prime Reading catalog and read them on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or the Kindle reading apps for iOS and Android.
Kindle First: Early access for members in the U.S. to download a new book for free every month from the Kindle First picks.
Audible Channels for Prime: Get access to Audible Channels, a $60/year value, for free. Audible Channels includes unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists handcrafted for every interest. You’ll also receive access to Prime Exclusive Audiobooks, a collection of streaming audiobooks including best sellers, family favorites, celebrity-narrated classics and more. Just download the free Audible app and sign in with your Amazon account to start listening.
Amazon Music Unlimited: Prime members can get discounted Amazon Music Unlimited monthly plans and there are annual plans available exclusively to Prime members.
Video Add-On Subscriptions: Members can purchase Video Add-on Subscriptions to premium content providers. Browse available Video Add-on Subscriptions, or manage your existing subscriptions.
Deals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family: These include 20% off diapers through Subscribe & Save and 15% off eligible products from your baby registry. For more information go to Get 20% off Diaper Subscriptions or About the Completion Discount.
Twitch Prime: Members get exclusive discounts on physical games pre-orders and new releases. users who link their Amazon Prime account get ad-free viewing on Twitch, a free Twitch channel subscription every month, and exclusive access to free game content.
Membership Sharing: Two adults living in the same household can create an Amazon Household to share certain Amazon Prime benefits. For more information, go to About Amazon Households. If you have a paid Prime membership under your personal account you can share your shipping benefits with your Amazon Business user account.

Amazon Prime isn't available for customers who purchase products for the purpose of resale or use Amazon Prime to ship products to their customers or potential customers.
Some items are not available for Two-Day Shipping due to special shipping characteristics and instead will receive free standard shipping, which delivers in 4-5 business days.
Your Prime Membership may be subject to sales tax in some states.
Customers who receive a Prime free trial through Amazon Student or are guests of another membership aren't eligible for the following benefits unless they are eligible through their Amazon Household: membership sharing, Kindle Owners' Lending Library, Prime Video, Prime Music, and shopping discounts provided by Amazon Family such as 20% off diapers and 15% Baby Registry Completion discount.
Customers who are guests of another membership aren't eligible for Prime Photos.
To use Kindle Owners' Lending Library, the Kindle device must be associated with the Prime account that's eligible for the benefit. may change these benefits occasionally as provided in the Prime Terms & Conditions.

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If you have any questions, please let me know. I'd love to answer anything I can.

March 1, 2017

Smile, Sunshine!

I'm a firm believer that empowered women,
empower women.
Huckleberry Row celebrates not just women, 
but all those who empower others.
So here's the deal...
This is a safe place to share your thoughts, 
experiences and feelings with others. 
Please. Be nice.
The world is full of enough hatred; 
negativity here will not be tolerated.
Share what you like.
Positivity breeds happiness.
So smile, Sunshine.
You are worth it!

February 21, 2017

Backstreet's Back


To anyone out there, wondering why their sweetheart, friend, mother or nephew has been hooked on the same boy band since the 90's. Just watch.

I used to think I would literally die if another girl even looked at MY Backstreet Boy. No favorite. I wasn't fickle, they were all a bunch of hotties.

Now 25 years later, I'm watching them happily kiss their wives and sing about how in love they are.

Gotta tell ya, nothing hotter.

Never question why the love of your life still crushes on boy bands. They're making it easier for you. And at the end of the day, you are. The One.

June 30, 2016

Team - #22KILL

Team #22Kill 

Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. started the #22KILL movement in 2013 after learning about the staggering statistic that an average of 22 veterans are killed by suicide every day. HCC has committed to researching and understanding the genesis of this epidemic, and educating the general public on the issue. #22KILL is a platform to raise awareness not just towards veteran suicide, but also to the issues that can lead them to suicide; these issues stem primarily from mental health conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury, and stresses of transitioning out of the military. The solution is veteran empowerment. One of the biggest challenges veterans face is finding a sense of purpose after service. #22KILL directly supports veteran empowerment programs that help veterans maximize their talents and understand their value outside of the military. #22KILL also continually provides support for other veteran organizations, community events and project.

  • Research and learn about your local veteran service organizations and what their missions and needs are.
  • Focus on veteran strengths and challenge negative attitudes around veteran “issues.”
  • Advocate for veterans in a positive light in any platform you have.
  • Raise awareness to the issues of veteran suicide, but follow up with the positive solution of education and empowerment through programs offered from your local nonprofits and veteran service organizations.
  • Believe that veteran’s are America’s greatest asset and you will strive to love them unconditionally.

Learn More Here ------>>>  Team #22KILL - 22KILL


May 5, 2016

Romans 1:12 | Share Your Faith

I set out on an adventure today to find an arbor for my garden. This great arbor hunt started from a Facebook post in a community group I belong to, accompanied by some fantastic photos that really reeled me in. After my afternoon errands were finished, I headed to the edge of town and found a quaint farm. I expected to find some neat stuff because of the photos I had seen online, but what I hadn't expected to find was the truly enjoyable, relaxing peace that this farm held.

Upon arriving, I met Brenda who was working on pricing and organizing her amazing collection she had amassed from traveling throughout the country. I had no qualms telling her what a fantastic picker she was! Brenda and I shared an easygoing conversation about topics from animals to children to death to God. In my humble opinion, when you meet someone who believes, it doesn't take long for you to recognize that in each other and begin speaking of God and His precious son.

Brenda told me about some very special plans she has for her farm. She would like to have a sale like this two-day sale about once a month, a petting zoo, a farm run. And a memorial garden where people can come to relax and enjoy nature. Brenda shared more about the reason behind the memorial garden and I immediately got goosebumps. "Those are Godbumps" Brenda said. "They're how you know when God is talking to you."

So very true! Whenever God is talking to me, wants me to know He is there or especially wants me to pay attention, I get those same Godbumps. They can be surprising, but for me are typically comforting and reassuring. Brenda and I sat down and chatted for awhile. My husband called, and Brenda was able to thank him for his service to our country personally, which she had previously asked me to do. There's something truly special when my husband is able to have someone thank him for his service. It means the absolute world to him.

I gave Brenda my business card and told her if she needed help with anything, Huckleberry Row could assist with everything from organization and to photo shoots to hair and make-up. Brenda had been looking for someone to fill some of those needs in her life. Although I'll probably go out and visit Brenda again to see if she needs help, to chat and offer my help however I can.

Oh yes, I found a few fantastic pieces for my garden as well! Pictured are some of the amazing items Brenda has for sale at her farm sale. She still has tents full of items that haven't even been revealed to the public yet. What a blast!

If you live anywhere near the Faribault, Minnesota area (or want to travel), you'll have to check into when Brenda is having her farm sale. Details are still in the works, but comment on this post if you're interested and I'll give you the latest info available. You will love it!

That is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.
Romans 1:12 NIV

March 7, 2016

End of the Line

Note to my beautiful mother...

I'm publishing this picture without your permission. I also need to share something important with you.

We both have wrinkles. We have earned them through decades of raising amazing children, making difficult choices, being placed in unfair situations, questioning life, squinting when the warm sun shone in our eyes, smiling with our fabulous families throughout the years and being blessed to be able to laugh beyond reason.

Most of all, when I look at this picture I don't see a single line or crease. I see how much I LOVE US.

February 16, 2016

It's true. I cooked. And saved a ton of dough.

This year for Valentine's Day, my husband and I decided to skip the crowded restaurant/getting dressed up/pomp and circumstance required to dine out in a decent restaurant. Honestly, by the end of the weekend, we are both ready to kick up our feet and catch up on Netflix.

One of the tricks we used at the grocery store was to pick up a fancy dessert and the side dishes. A small chocolate ganache mousse cake was $5.99, which breaks down to less than $1.00/serving. The cake was amazing and cost much less than you'd find in any restaurant, especially on a holiday. The fresh pasta salads from the deli department had roughly the same cost of $1.00/serving. Delicious!

As a person who lives with Fibromyalgia, cooking is a rare occurrence for me. Were it not for the pain that comes from prolonged standing, chopping, stirring, etc., I would be whipping things up in my kitchen every day. Fortunately, Praise the Lord, Sunday was a good day good me and I was able to cook our meal. It took a bit longer than I would have liked, and I took a break in the middle, but it was an overall success. My hubby was uber-helpful and volunteered to dip the strawberries in chocolate {{yumm}} and clean the kitchen afterwards. He was also incredibly patient while I cooked. [Side note: Extra points for the man. Years of standing point that he'll never buy me roses because of the expense, mark-up, how quickly they die, etc., etc. He brought home a dozen red roses!]

Aside from getting to spend time with my husband and cooking on a good pain-free day for me, I get to figure out how much money I saved. This is an ongoing joke around our house. It's never about how much I spent, it's about how much I SAVED. For instance, if I go into a store and spend $23.00 but save $149.50, how could I not brag about that?? I know there are many of you in agreement out there. You know which stores show you how much you saved on your receipts, and which ones circle it for you. I just LOVE this!

So here's the breakdown on our stay-at-home Valentine's Day meal. If you went out to eat and had a meal similar to this, compare what you paid at the end of the night. You'll have to include the tip you paid because service is a luxury that comes with dining out. We served ourselves.

Per Person Price

$2.42  Salmon
$0.42  Fresh mango salsa
$1.16  Pasta salad
$0.99  Chocolate ganache cake
$0.70  Chocolate covered strawberries
$0.59  Moscato wine

Subtotal =  $6.28
               +  $5.69 (hubby drank water)

TOTAL    = $11.97

Not bad, I'd say.

BONUS: The luxury of eating on a comfy couch with our feet up while watching a movie.

Worth every penny.

Grilled Salmon.
All fresh ingredient salsa: Mangoes, apples, clementines, onions & basil, reduced with Moscato.
Bowtie pasta salad with broccolini, grape tomatoes and fresh parmesean
Triple chocolate mousse cake
Hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries