Find the best car for your family with


Car safety is one of the most important things when shopping for a car in my family. Since we became parents the whole car buying dynamic has changed dramatically, when we used to be driven by aesthetics now the main concern is how many air bags a car has and how many car seats and how to installed them. Crazy mom alert I know! BUT after hearing so many stories about children involved in car wrecks I promised myself I would become more vigilant about it. offers an array of installation tips for almost every single car!  Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. All you have to do is search for your car HERE, and you’ll get lots of tips and instructions on how many and what kind of car seats you can fit into your specific vehicle. You can search their database of an insane amount of cars with all the specs you might not even know you needed to make your decision.

How neat is that?!

Is this something you think you would use? Did I mention is 100% free? So what are you waiting for?

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ShedStreet Neighborhood Rentals & Services.

Good news, Austinites! There’s a new way to save on family adventures and home improvement projects. Whether you’re planning a cross-country trip or a day at the lake, can help make it happen.

ShedStreet is a neighborhood service that allows you to lend and borrow items in your community. Anything that’s taking up space in your garage can be turned into a profit when you post it on the site. Your neighbors are looking to rent kayaks, power washers, and many other tools and toys, and you can help them out.

The website is also your ticket to fun, budget-friendly entertainment for your whole family. If you’re looking for party supplies, camping equipment, or even services like pool repair and tennis lessons, ShedStreet is the place to go.

Started by two 40-something dads in Steiner Ranch to make the neighborhood feel like one big shed where neighbors can share their stuff, ShedStreet is now available throughout Austin. Sign up at to start sharing. You can also like ShedStreet on Facebook for all the latest updates. Remember, before you head to the store, check the street!

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Energy Awareness with ENERGY STAR® and Best Buy

Oh my! This year is just flowing by! Did you know October is Energy Awareness Month?

Everyone knows I am super frugal, I am always looking for a way to save money without sacrificing nice, good things. We are also pretty green, or at least we try to be. Now that we are building we have put a lot more thought on our appliance purchases and just adding things that would not only saves money and energy but also help the environment.

One of the first steps you can take to start saving money and life more green is to purchase an ENERGY STAR® certified appliances. We already have a TV, computer, refrigerator and dishwasher and this year we’re planning on getting another ENERGY STAR certified appliance to help lower our bills even more. Every little helps!

There is a wide variety of ENERGY STAR certified appliances to choose from when shopping. My favorite place? Best Buy! They have more than 2,300 ENERGY STAR certified products available at their stores and online at No shopping around here, just an awesome one stop for all your electronics needs. Do you know how much you are spending on your electric bill? Did you know the average family spends $2,000? Yes! Can you believe that!?!?!?! Check out how much you can save with a new appliance here.

As if saving money and living green weren’t enough incentive when you purchase ENERGY STAR Appliances, many utility companies provide additional rebates that can save you up to $300! What would you do with an unexpected $300? To find ENERGY STAR Rebates available in your area, check out the Best Buy online rebate finder here.

Disclaimer: This blogger has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

FREE app that can save you money on your next car wash!

Download the FREE Get Washed app on your iPhone today for money saving deals on your next car wash in Austin or Northeast Houston. There are currently 8 car wash locations in Austin and 3 in Houston that are using this new technology!

About the app:

  • Receive money saving coupons/deals on a car wash or detail
  • Find car washes in your area and set a route guidance
  • Add a wash to your favorites list
  • Select if you would like to receive new offers from a certain location and how often you want to receive them

When opening the app and selecting “Nearby” you can view the car washes in your area and how close they are to you.

Once you have selected a location you can view all of their specials and coupons, hours of operation, Get directions, or add them to your favorites list.

The app is currently only for iPhone and is optimized for the iPhone 5, It can be used on the later model iPhones but there are a few screen glitches to be worked out.

Don’t see a certain car wash on the app? Let them know at, Also like and follow Get Washed on Facebook for new information and future updates of the app.

Don’t drive a dirty car, Get Washed!

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